Alexander Blok

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Birthday
28, 1880
Birthplace
Russia
Death Date
Aug 7, 1921 (40)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
28, 1880
Birthplace
Russia
Death Date
Aug 7, 1921 (40)

About

Acclaimed Russian Symbolist and lyric poet and playwright whose poetry collections include The City, Faina, and The Mask of Snow. He was one of the key figures in Russian poetry's Silver Age.

Before Fame

He attended Saint Petersburg State University. His earliest poetic works include Fabrika and Neznakomka.

Trivia

In a 1918 poem titled "The Twelve," he discussed his impressions of the Russian Revolution.

Family Life

He married Lyubov Dmitrievna Mendeleeva in 1903. His father was a professor of law in Warsaw.

Associated With

He and scientist Ivan Pavlov both studied in Saint Petersburg.