Bella Akhmadulina

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Birthday
10, 1937
Birthplace
Russia
Death Date
Nov 29, 2010 (73)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
10, 1937
Birthplace
Russia
Death Date
Nov 29, 2010 (73)

About

Pushkin Prize-winning, Russian New Wave poet known for her apolitical, relationship-themed poems. Her most famous poetry collections include Music Lessons, Fever, and The String.

Before Fame

She was the only child of a Russian-Italian mother and a Tatar father, and she worked as a journalist at a Moscow newspaper before publishing her first poems in 1955.

Trivia

She was a popular literary figure and orator who traveled widely and spoke to sold-out audiences in many nations.

Family Life

She was married four times between 1954 and 1974 --to Yevgeny Yevtushenko, Yuri Nagibin, Eldar Kuliev, and Boris Messerer -- and had one daughter.

Associated With

Her poetry was praised after her 2010 death by then-Russian Federation President Dmitry Medvedev.

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