Vera Nabokov

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Birthday
5, 1902
Birthplace
Russia
Death Date
Apr 7, 1991 (89)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
5, 1902
Birthplace
Russia
Death Date
Apr 7, 1991 (89)

About

Wife and muse of the author Vladimir Nabokov. She aided her husband's career by editing and translating many of his famous works.

Before Fame

She met her future husband through her father, who often played chess with Nabokov.

Trivia

Her support kept her husband from tossing the manuscript of his most famous novel, Lolita, into the fireplace.

Family Life

Her marriage to Vladimir Nabokov lasted from 1925 to 1977 and produced one son.

Associated With

Like Sophia Tolstaya, wife of Leo Tolstoy, Vera Nabokov inspired her husband to write many of his most famous works.