Jacob Daniel Bruce -
Russian statesman, military leader, scientist and one of the associates of
Peter the Great. His laboratories was located in
very unusual designed (for 18th-century Moscow) Sukharev Tower. Among Muscovites, Bruce gained fame as an
At first I saw him in the animated TV series "Mystery of Sukharev Tower" where he play role of caring father, sorcerer and teacher. Then I checked Wikipedia and learned that he was a real person.
Here is random episode from the show if you interested: www.youtube.com/watch?v=BjnB_e…