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Denis Fonvizin

Russian writer

1745   -   1792

country of citizenship: Russian Empire
languages spoken, written or signed: Russian
educated at: Imperial Moscow University
occupation: linguist, writer, playwright, poet, translator

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Denis Ivanovich Fonvizin (Russian: Денис Иванович Фонвизин; 14 April [O.S. 3 April] 1745—12 December [O.S. 1 December] 1792) was a playwright and writer of the Russian Enlightenment, one of the founders of literary comedy in Russia. His main works are two satirical comedies, one of them Young ignoramus, which mock contemporary Russian gentry and are still staged today.
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