Nikolay Gumilev

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Birthday
15, 1886
Birthplace
Russia
Death Date
Aug 25, 1921 (35)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
15, 1886
Birthplace
Russia
Death Date
Aug 25, 1921 (35)

About

Russian poet and literary critic best known for a 1921 poetry collection entitled The Tent and for an individual poem called "The Tram That Lost Its Way." His other works include The Way of Conquistadors and Romantic Flowers.

Before Fame

He was the son of a physician and was tutored by the Symbolist poet Innokenty Annensky.

Trivia

He fought in World War I and detailed his wartime experiences in a 1916 poetry collection entitled The Quiver.

Family Life

He was executed in 1921 by the Soviet Police. He was married to Anna Akhmatova, with whom he had a son.

Associated With

He founded the Guild of Poets, which operated on an apprentice-master principle. The organization included Vladimir Nabokov and other notable literary figures in its ranks.

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