Zinaida Gippius

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Birthday
20, 1869
Birthplace
Russia
Death Date
Sep 9, 1945 (75)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
20, 1869
Birthplace
Russia
Death Date
Sep 9, 1945 (75)

About

Russian symbolist poet, fiction writer, and dramatist whose poetic works include The Shining Ones and Poems. Her short story collections include Mirrors and New People.

Before Fame

She wrote her first poems at the age of seven. She published her first poetic works in Severny Vestnik (The Northern Messenger), an important Russian literary magazine.

Trivia

She lived in exile beginning in the 1920s, due to the political turbulence in her native Russia.

Family Life

Her husband of fifty-two years was the philosopher Dmitriy Merezhkovsky.

Associated With

She was a contemporary of Alexander Blok.