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Robert Burns biography

  Robert Burns biography Poet, Folk Hero(1759–1796) Poet Robert Burns is considered one of the most famous characters of Scotland’s cultural history. He is best known as a pioneer of the Romantic movement. “The best plans of men and mice ...

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Mihaly Vorosmarty Biography

  Mihaly Vorosmarty Biography 1800-1855 Mihály Vörösmarty was born on 1st december 1800 at Puszta-Nyek. He is probably best known for Szozat which is efectively the second Hungarian National Anthem. Vörösmarty’s father was a steward of the Nádasdys and Mihály ...

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Sandor Petofi biography

  Sándor Petőfi biography (1823-1849) Sándor – Alexander – Petöfi (his proper name was Petrovics – pron. Petrovitch) is perhaps Hungary´s most famous poet. Born on 1.1. 1823 in Kiskörös (Kiskunhalas), he died as a soldier during the revolution against ...

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Petya Dubarova biography

  Petya Dubarova biography Petya Dubarova was born on April 25, 1962. She studied in the English-language high school in the seaside city of Burgas. She committed suicide, not yet 17, on December 4, 1979. She wrote poetry from a ...

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Aleksandr Kuprin biography

  Aleksandr Kuprin biography August 26, 1870 – August 25, 1938 Aleksandr Kuprin was born on 26 August 1870 in the provincial town of Narovchat, in Penza Province in southern Russia. The only son to survive in a family otherwise ...

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Andrey Bely Biography

Andrey Bely October 26, 1880 – January 8, 1934 One of the most outstanding figures of Russian symbolism, Andrey Bely was truly representative of his own epoch, embodying it in his life and art. Andrey Bely was born Boris Bugayev ...

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Olga Berggolts Biography

Olga Berggolts Biography Olga Fedorovna Bergholz (Berggolts) was born on May 16, 1910, in St Petersburg, Russia. Her father, Fedor Bergholz, was a Medical Doctor. Her mother, Maria Timofeevna, was a homemaker. Olga Bergholz had a junior sister named Maria. ...

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Zinaida Hippius biography

Zinaida Hippius biography November 20, 1869 – September 9, 1945 She thought up new ideas, took an active part in lively exchanges of opinion and played a fundamental role in the religious renaissance of her country. For Hippius, the purpose ...

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Aleksey Tolstoy biography

Aleksey Tolstoy biography Aleksey Tolstoy September 5, 1817 – October 10, 1875 Count Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy was a Russian poet, novelist and dramatist. He wrote beautiful ballads, a historical novel and some licentious verse and satires that were published under ...

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Biography of Nikolay Nekrasov

Nikolay Nekrasov / biography November 22, 1821 – January 8, 1878 Nikolay Nekrasov, one of Russian poetry’s most eloquent voices, became a successful publisher and author of some of the most mellifluent verses about women. Nekrasov, being the most influential ...

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Ivan Bunin Biographical

0 Ivan Bunin    Biographical I come from an old and noble house that has given to Russia a good many illustrious persons in politics as well as in the arts, among whom two poets of the early nineteenth century stand ...

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Biography of Pencho Slaveykov

Biography of Pencho Slaveykov Pencho Petkov Slaveykov (27 April 1866 – 10 June 1912) was a noted Bulgarian poet and one of the participants in the Misal (“Thought”) circle. He was the youngest son of the writer Petko Slaveykov. Born ...

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Boris Pasternak Biography

Boris Pasternak Biography January 29, 1890 – May 30, 1960 Pasternak in Russian means Parsnip The Nobel Prize winning writer is considered one of the greatest Russian poets of the 20th century and was a great force behind the dissident ...

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Vladimir Vysotsky Biography

Vladimir Vysotsky Biography January 25, 1938 – July 24, 1980 Vladimir Vysotsky was an actor whose performance of Hamlet was assessed as the world’s best embodiment of Shakespeare’s tortured hero. He was a songwriter who performed his own lyrics while ...

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