DAVIDOV, JULIUS (or DAVYDOV):
Russian physician; born at Goldingen, Courland, 1803; died at Moscow 1870. He graduated from the University of Dorpat in 1833, and practised medicine in his native town until 1838, when he removed to Moscow. At the time of his death he held the position of chief physician of the Nicholas Orphan Asylum. Prior to his removal to Moscow he had embraced Christianity.
Two of his sons became distinguished: August Davidov, mathematician; author of many popular school-books on mathematics; born at Goldingen in 1823; died at Moscow in 1885. Carl Davidov, violoncellist; born at Goldingen in 1838; died at Moscow in 1889.
- Brennsohn, Die Aerzte Kurlands, Mitau, 1902, s.v.;
- Vengerov, Biograficheski Slovar, s.v.