BirthdayMarch 31, 1809

Celebrity biographies

  1. About Nikolai Gogol

    Full name: Nikolai Gogol
    Also known as: Nikolai Gogol, Gogol, Nikolai
    Professions: Writer
    Nationality: Russian Empire
    Work: Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
    Occupation: Playwright, short-story writer, and novelist

  2. Nikolai Gogol Known for

    Black Sunday (1960), The Inspector General (1949), Taras Bulba (1962), Viy (1967)

  3. Nikolai Gogol Death information

    Died: Thursday, 4th of March, 1852 (Age: 42)

  4. Nikolai Gogol Biography

    Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol (Russian: Никола́й Васи́льевич Го́голь, tr. Nikolay Vasilyevich Gogol; IPA: [nʲɪkɐˈlaj vɐˈsʲilʲjɪvʲɪtɕ ˈgogəlʲ]; Ukrainian: Мико́ла Васи́льович Го́голь, Mykola Vasyliovych Hohol; 31 March [O.S. 19 March] 1809 – 4 March [O.S. 21 February] 1852) was a Russian dramatist, novelist and short story writer.Considered by his contemporaries one of the preeminent figures of the natural school of Russian literary realism, later critics have found in Gogol's work a fundamentally romantic sensibility, with strains of Surrealism and the grotesque ("The Nose", "Viy", "The Overcoat," "Nevsky Prospekt"). His early works, such as Evenings on a Farm Near Dikanka, were influenced by his Ukrainian upbringing, Ukrainian culture and folklore. His later writing satirised political corruption in the Russian Empire (The Government Inspector, Dead Souls), leading to his eventual exile. The novel Taras Bulba (1835) and the play Marriage (1842), along with the short stories "Diary of a Madman", "The Tale of How Ivan Ivanovich Quarreled with Ivan Nikiforovich", "The Portrait" and "The Carriage", round out the tally of his best-known works.

  5. Nikolai Gogol Family

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