1656 – 1725
Who was Nikita Demidov?
Peter I of Russia charged the enterprising blacksmith Nikita with casting cannon for his many military expeditions and he was ennobled with name Demidov for having strongly supported the tsar's activities. In 1699 he set up Nevyansk's first iron foundry and in 1725 discovered mines at Kolivan, whose exploitation enriched him. A museum is devoted to him in Tula.
Use the citation below to add to a bibliography:
"Nikita Demidov." Biographies.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2021. Web. 16 Jan. 2021. <https://www.biographies.net/people/en/nikita_demidov>.