Andrei Voznesensky

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Birthday
12, 1933
Birthplace
Russia
Death Date
Jun 1, 2010 (77)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
12, 1933
Birthplace
Russia
Death Date
Jun 1, 2010 (77)

About

Acclaimed Russian poet and writer whose works include I am Goya, Russian-American Romance, and A Shallow Paradise. He received the USSR State Prize in 1978.

Before Fame

He graduated from The Moscow Architectural Institute in 1957 with a degree in engineering; however, his childhood love of poetry led him to his true vocation.

Trivia

He had a main belt asteroid, 3723 Voznesenskij --discovered in 1976 by Nikolai Stepanovich Chernykh -- named after him.

Family Life

He was outlived by his wife, Zoya Boguslavskaya.

Associated With

His literary mentor was Doctor Zhivago author Boris Pasternak.