Alexander Pushkin

7 Feb

Hidalgo Socorro

Hidalgo Socorro - Alexander Pushkin

Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin was a Russian author of the romantic era, who is considered the father of modern Russian literature and the best poet of Russia.

He was born in Moscow on June 6, 1799 to Russian nobility parents.  He published his first poem at the age of 15 and became known not only for his poems but also for his theater plays, like the famous Boris Godunov, seen as one of his most important plays.  He also wrote a novel in verse called Eugene Ogenin, which was serialized from 1825 to 1832.  Pushkin died after a duel on February 10, 1837 after losing against a French cavalry officer who was trying to seduce his wife.  He was 37 years old and his death was considered a catastrophe for Russian literature.

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