Osip Mandelstam

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Birthday
15, 1891
Birthplace
Russia
Death Date
Dec 27, 1938 (47)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
15, 1891
Birthplace
Russia
Death Date
Dec 27, 1938 (47)

About

Essayist and member of the Russian Acmeist School of poets. His poetry collections and prose works include Kamen and Stikhotvoreniya 1921–1925 (poems) and Razgovor o Dante and Chetvertaya Proza (prose).

Before Fame

He studied at the Sorbonne, the University of Heidelberg, and the University of Saint Petersburg.

Trivia

Accused by the regime of Stalin of government disloyalty, he was forced to spend the last years of his life in a Soviet prison camp.

Family Life

He married Russian author Nadezhda Khazina in the early 1920s.

Associated With

He allegedly had a love affair with fellow Russian poet Anna Akhmatova (Akhmatova, his longtime friend, denied the affair).

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