Alexander Pushkin

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Birthday
6, 1799
Birthplace
Moscow, Russia
Death Date
Feb 10, 1837 (37)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
6, 1799
Birthplace
Moscow, Russia
Death Date
Feb 10, 1837 (37)

About

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.

Trivia

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.