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Alexander Pushkin

Russian poet (1799-1837)

1799   -   1837


movement: Romanticism
genre: prose, opinion journalism, criticism, historical novel, verse novel, robber novel, short novel, fairy tale
country of citizenship: Russian Empire
native language: Russian
languages spoken, written or signed: Russian
educated at: Tsarskoye Selo Lyceum
occupation: poet, prosaist, playwright, literary critic, translator, historian, novelist, librettist, book collector, opinion journalist, writer, children's writer, dramaturge, essayist
position held: member of Filiki Etería
influenced by: John Keats, Voltaire, Dante Alighieri, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Friedrich Schiller, William Shakespeare, Lord Byron, Percy Bysshe Shelley

Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin (English: ; Russian: Александр Сергеевич Пушкин, tr. Aleksandr Sergeyevich Pushkin, IPA: [ɐlʲɪkˈsandr sʲɪrˈɡʲe(j)ɪvʲɪtɕ ˈpuʂkʲɪn] (listen); 6 June [O.S. 26 May] 1799 – 10 February [O.S. 29 January] 1837) was a Russian poet, playwright, and novelist of the Romantic era. He is considered by many to be the greatest Russian poet and the founder of modern Russian literature.Pushkin was born into Russian nobility in Moscow. His father, Sergey Lvovich Pushkin, belonged to Pushkin noble families. His maternal great-grandfather was Central-African-born general Abram Petrovich Gannibal. He published his first poem at the age of 15, and was widely recognized by the literary establishment by the time of his graduation from the Tsarskoye Selo Lyceum. Upon graduation from the Lycée, Pushkin recited his controversial poem "Ode to Liberty", one of several that led to his exile by Tsar Alexander I. While under the strict surveillance of the Tsar's political police and unable to publish, Pushkin wrote his most famous play, the drama Boris Godunov. His novel in verse, Eugene Onegin, was serialized between 1825 and 1832. Pushkin was fatally wounded in a duel with his wife's alleged lover and her sister's husband Georges-Charles de Heeckeren d'Anthès, also known as Dantes-Gekkern, a French officer serving with the Chevalier Guard Regiment.
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