Alexander Pushkin


Birthday June 6, 1799

Birth Sign Gemini

Birthplace Moscow, Russia

DEATH DATE Feb 10, 1837 (37)

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Known as the founder of modern Russian literature and one of the greatest Russian poets of all time, he wrote Eugene Onegin, Boris Godunov, and The Captain's Daughter, among other works. He is often associated with the Romantic movement.

Before Fame

He published his first poem when he was fifteen years old. By 1820, he had joined radical literary circles, had published politically controversial works, and was under the close watch of the Russian government.


His literary works inspired important musical pieces by Glinka, Tchaikovsky, Stravinsky, and other renowned composers.

Family Life

He was born of Russian nobility. He married Natalya Pushkin, with whom he had two sons and two daughters.

Associated With

Vladimir Nabokov is another famous Russian author.