Palmov Ivan (1855–1920) – historian of Rthodoxy, specialist in Slavic studies.
In 1876, he graduated from the Ryazan Theological Seminary and entered the St. Petersburg Theological Academy (graduated in 1880). He successfully defended his Master thesis ‘The Hussite Movement. The Issue of the Chalice in the Hussite Movement’ (St. Petersburg, 1881). From 1882 to 1884, he was on a business trip in Southern and Eastern Europe, working in libraries and archives of Austria, Bulgaria, Greece, Romania, Serbia, Turkey, and Czech. In 1890, he published a book about those travels and about his work: ‘From a Journey through the Greco-Slavic Lands’ (1890).
From 1885, he was Ass. Prof. of the St. Petersburg Theological Academy (Department of the History of Slavic Churches), from 1888 - Extraordinary, and, from 1904, after defending his Doctor thesis in the Ecclesiastic History (‘Czech Brothers in Their Confessions before Their Rapprochement with Protestants at the End of the First Quarter of the Sixteenth Century’) - Ordinary Prof. at the same department. In 1920, before his death, he was Prof. at the Petrograd Theological Institute.
Corresponding Member (1913), Academician (1916) of the Imperial St. Petersburg Academy of Sciences in the Department of Russian Language and Literature. Since 1889, member of the Council of the Slavic Society. Since 1907, member of the Royal Czech Society of Sciences in Prague; since 1908, member of the Czech Academy of Sciences and Arts. From 1888 to 1918, member of the Council of the St. Petersburg Slavic Charitable Society.
He died on November 28, 1920 in Petrograd.