BirthdayJune 6, 1799

Celebrity biographies

  1. About Alexander Pushkin

    Full name: Alexander Pushkin
    Also known as: Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin, Pushkin, Alexander Sergeyevich
    Education: Tsarskoye Selo Lyceum
    Professions: Russian poet, novelist, playwright
    Nationality: Russian
    Occupation: Poet, novelist, playwright

  2. Alexander Pushkin Known for

    Onegin (1999), The Eagle (1925), The Queen of Spades (1949), The Captain's Daughter (2000)

  3. Alexander Pushkin Death information

    Died: Friday, 10th of February, 1837 (Age: 37)

  4. Alexander Pushkin Biography

    Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin (Russian: Алекса́ндр Серге́евич Пу́шкин, tr. Aleksandr Sergeyevich Pushkin; IPA: [ɐlʲɪˈksandr sʲɪˈrɡʲejɪvʲɪt͡ɕ ˈpuʂkʲɪn] (13px ); 6 June [O.S. 26 May] 1799 – 10 February [O.S. 29 January] 1837) was a Russian author of the Romantic era who is considered by many to be the greatest Russian poet and the founder of modern Russian literature.Pushkin was born into Russian nobility in Moscow. His matrilineal great grandfather – Abram Gannibal – was brought over as a slave from what is now Eritrea and had risen to become an aristocrat. Pushkin published his first poem at the age of fifteen, and was widely recognized by the literary establishment by the time of his graduation from the Tsarskoye Selo Lyceum.While under the strict surveillance of the Tsar's political police and unable to publish, Pushkin wrote his most famous play, the drama Boris Godunov. His novel in verse, Eugene Onegin, was serialized between 1825 and 1832.Notoriously touchy about his honour, Pushkin fought as many as twenty-nine duels, and was fatally wounded in such an encounter with Georges-Charles de Heeckeren d'Anthès. Pushkin had accused D'Anthès, a French officer serving with the Chevalier Guard Regiment of attempting to seduce the poet's wife, Natalya Pushkina.

  5. Alexander Pushkin Family

    Spouse: Natalia Pushkina
    Siblings: Sergei Lvovich Pushkin, Nadezhda Ossipovna Gannibal
    Childrens: Maria, Alexander, Grigory, Natalia

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