Author photo. From Wikimedia Commons, portrait of Alexander Pushkin by Vasily Tropinin, 1827

From Wikimedia Commons, portrait of Alexander Pushkin by Vasily Tropinin, 1827

Alexander Pushkin (1799–1837)

Author of Eugene Onegin: A Novel in Verse

Includes the names: Pushkin A, A. Pushkin, A.S. Puskin, A.S. Puskin, Pouchkine-a, A. Poesjkin, A.S.Pushkin, Pouchkine a., A.S. Pushkin, Пушкин ... (see complete list), ... Puschkin, Alex Pushkin, A.S. Poesjkin, A. C. Pushkin, A. S. Puixkin, Pushkin A. S., A. S. Puškin, A. S. Púchkin, プーシキン, A. S. Pouchkine, Alexandr Puskin, А С Пушкн, Alexandr Pushkin, Alexsand Pushkin, Alexandr Pusjkin, Alexander Puskin, Aleksandr Puskin, Alexandr Pushkin, Aleksandr Puskin, Aleksàndr Puskin, Aleksandre Puskin, Alexander Pushkin, Aleksandr Pusjkin, Aleksandr Puixkin, Aleksandr Puchkin, Alexandre Puchkin, Alessandro Puskin, Alexander Puškin, Alesander Pushkin, ALEKSANDR PUSHKIN, Aleksandr Puškin, Alexandar Pushkin, Alexander Puchkin, Aleksander Puskin, A.C. Пушкин, Alexander Pushkin, Aleksandr Pusjkin, Alexander Puixkin, Alexandr Poesjkin, Alexander Pushkin, Alexander Pushkin, Aleksandr Pushkin, Alexander Pushkin, Aleksandr Puškin, Alejandro Pushkin, Alexander Pusjkin, Pushkin Alexandre, Aleksander Puszkin, Alexandre Puschkin, Alexandr S. Puskin, Poesjkin Alexander, Alexander Poesjkin, Aleksandr Puschkin, Pushkin Aleksander, Alexander Puschkin, Aleksandar Puškin, Alexsander Pushkin, Alexander Puschkin, Aleksandr Púchkin, Aleksander Pusjkin, Aleksandr Poesjkin, Aleksander Pushkin, Пушкин А С, Aleksander Poesjkin, Aleksander Poesjkin, Aleksandr S. Puskin, Alexandr S. Pushkin, А.С. Пушкин, Alexander S. Puskin, А.С. Пушкин, Pouchkine Alexandre, Alexandre Pouchkine, Alexandr S. Puixkin, Пушкин А.С., Aleksandr S. Puškin, alexandersergeievitc, Aleksandr S. Puškin, А. С. Пушкин, А. С. Пушкин, Aleksandr S. Pushkin, Alexander S. Pushkin, Aleksandar S. Puskin, ?. С. Пушкин, Alexander S. Puškin, Alexánder Póesjkin, Alexander S. Puixkin, Aleksandr S. Puixkin, Alexksandr S. Pushkin, Alexander S. Poesjkin, Alexander S. Puschkin, Aleksandr S. Poesjkin, Aleksandr S. Púchkin, Alexander S. Poesjkin, Aleksandar S. PUŠKIN, Aleksander S. Pusjkin, Aleksandr S. Púchkin, Aleksandr S. Puschkin, Aleksander S. Poesjkin, Alexandre S. Pouchkine, Aleksàndr Puskin, Alexander Pushkin et al, Alexander Pushkin et al, A. SERGEYEVİÇ PUSKİN, Alexander Puškin, A. SERGEYEVİÇ PUŞKİN, Aleksandr Sergeevic Puskin, Alexander Sergejevic Puskin, Alexandr Szergejevics Puskin, Alexandr Sergeyevitch Puskin, Aleksandr Sergeevič Puškin, Aleskandr Sergeevich Pushkin, Aleksandr Sergeevich Pushkin, Pushkin Aleksandr Sergeevich, Alexandr Sergejevič Puškin, Aleksandr Sergeevich Pushkin, Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin, Alexksandr Sergeevich Pushkin, Aleksandr Sergejevič Puškin, Alexandr Sergeyevitch Pushkin, Aleksandr Sergeyeviç Puşkin, Aleksandr Sergeyevich Pushkin, Alejandro Serguievich Puchkin, Aleksander Sergeevich Pushkin, Alexandr Sergueyevich Pushkin, Alejandro Serguievich Pushkin, Alekszandr Szergejevics Puskin, Aleksander Sergejevič Puškin, Александр Пушкин, Alexander Sergejevitsj Poesjkin, Poesjkin Alexander Sergejewitsj, Aleksandr Sergejevitsj Poesjkin, Aleksandr Serguéievitx Puixkin, Александр Пушкин, SERGEJEWITSJ ALEXANDER Poesjkin, Alexander Sergejewitsch Puschkin, Aleksandr Sergueevitch Pouchkine, Aleksander Sergejevitsj Poesjkin, Алекса́ндр Пу́шки, Aleksandr Sergeevič Puškin, Alexandre Serguiivitch Pouchkine, Александр С Пушкин, Алекса́ндр Пу́шкин, Puşkin Sergeyeviç Aleksandr, Alexandr; Gillon R. Aitken (Ed.) Puskin, Alexander Puschkin/ Aleksandr S. Puskin, Alexandre Sergeievitch Pushkin (1799-1837), Alexander S. Puschkin/ Alexander S. Puskin, אלכסנדר סרגיביץ פושקין, אלכסנדר סרגיביץ' פושקין, Ed. & Trans. Alexander; Walter Arndt Pushkin, Vladimir (trans.) Aleksandr; Nabokov Pushkin, Alexander (Boris Brasol,Translator) Poushkin, Aleksandr Serguêievitch Púchkin (1799-1837), Aleksandr Serguêievitch Púchkin (1799-1837), Aleksander Sergheievitch Púchkin (1799-1837), אלכסנדר סרגיביץ' פושקין, Алескандр Сергеевич Пушкин, Пушкин Александр Сергеевич, Александр Сергеевич Пушкин, Александр Сергеевич, Пушкин, Алекса́ндр Серге́евич Пу́шки, A. S. Pushkin, edited with notes by Semeonoff, Anna H., Алекса́ндр Серге́евич Пу́шкин, А. С. Пушкина / A. S. Pouchkine / A. S. Pushkin

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Alexander Pushkin was born into a poor but distinguished aristocratic family. His nobleman father was active in politics, following a 600-year tradition in his family. His maternal great-grandfather, Abram/Ibrahim Petrov (later Hannibal), was a North African from the area of Eritrea who had been kidnapped as a child and taken to Constantinople as a slave. Abram was brought to Russia on the orders of Tsar Peter the Great, who became his godfather and made him his personal valet and secretary and later a military officer. Pushkin was educated mostly at home and began writing poetry when he was very young -- he published his first poem at age 14. He took up writing as a career and was Russia's first professional poet. After 1830, he wrote less poetry and began to focus on the short story form. Many of his works are the basis for other famous literary and musical efforts, including the operas Boris Godunov and Eugene Onegin. In 1831, Pushkin married Natalya Goncharova and the couple had three children, though they were not happy together. Natalya was beautiful and Pushkin thought she encouraged the attentions of other men. He frequently thought himself dishonored and fought dozens of duels, one of which killed him in 1837. His death was considered a great loss to Russian literature.
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