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

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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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