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Alexander Moiseyevich Piatigorsky
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Alexander Piatigorsky in 2009
Born (1929-01-30)30 January 1929
Died 25 October 2009(2009-10-25) (aged 80)
Era Contemporary
Region Soviet Union, Great Britain
Main interests
South Asian philosophy and culture, semiotics

Alexander Moiseyevich Piatigorsky (Russian: Алекса́ндр Моисе́евич Пятиго́рский; 30 January 1929, Moscow – 25 October 2009, London) was a Soviet dissident, Russian philosopher, scholar of Indian philosophy and culture, historian, philologist, semiotician, writer. Well-versed in the study of language, he knew Sanskrit, Tamil, Pali, Tibetan, German, Russian, French, Italian and English. In an obituary appearing in the English-language newspaper The Guardian, he was cited as "a man who was widely considered to be one of the more significant thinkers of the age and Russia's greatest philosopher." On Russian television stations he was mourned as "the greatest Russian philosopher."

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