Natalia Pushkina

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Birthday
8, 1812
Birthplace
Russia
Death Date
Nov 26, 1863 (51)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
8, 1812
Birthplace
Russia
Death Date
Nov 26, 1863 (51)

About

Wife of the acclaimed Russian poet Alexander Pushkin. Following Pushkin's death in an 1837 duel, she had a nearly twenty-year union with second husband Petr Petrovich Lanskoy.

Before Fame

A prominent Moscow socialite, she was considered one of the most beautiful young women of her city when, at age sixteen, she met Alexander Pushkin.

Trivia

Rumors of her affair with a French immigrant led her husband to challenge the man to what turned out to be a lethal duel.

Family Life

Her six-year marriage to Pushkin produced four children.

Associated With

One of her children may have inspired Leo Tolstoy's famous character Anna Karenina.