ALEXANDER SERGEYEVICH PUSHKIN (1799-1837)

Alexander Pushkin was born in Moscow, belonged to an ancient, but impoverished noble family. In childhood the future poet was brought up by French Tutors, and 1811 on 1817 years studied at the Tsarskoye Selo Lyceum. The first work by Pushkin, appeared in print, it was the poem “to a Friend the poet”. His early poetry is striking in its vitality, the glorification of fun, love, friendship. Upon graduation from the Lyceum, Pushkin served in […]

MIKHAIL VASILYEVICH LOMONOSOV (1711-1765)

An extraordinary biography of Lomonosov. He was born near the village of Kholmogory, in Arkhangelsk province, in Belomorsk region, in the family of peasant-Pomor, I learned early literacy. Secretly from his father, when the family were rumors, in order to marry him, nineteen-year-old Lomonosov, together with a fish transport, went through a winter in Moscow, to learn. The son of a peasant it was not easy to enter the Slavonic-Greek-Latin Academy. […]

MIKHAIL YURYEVICH LERMONTOV (1814-1841)

Lermontov was born in Moscow on the night 2 on 3 October (old style) 1814 year. At the end of the year the family moved to the Penza his grandmother's estate — Tarkhany. When the future poet was only two years, his mother died. After the death of his wife Yuri Petrovich wanted to take his son, but the will of the grandmother was made in such a way, what […]

VASILY ANDREYEVICH ZHUKOVSKY (1783-1852)

Three major developments have greatly influenced the lives, character, the mindset of Zhukovsky and his relationship with contemporaries: the story of his birth, tragic love and, of course, years of service with the king. The first circumstance, as noted, due to his birth: Zhukovsky was the illegitimate son of the landowner Afanasy Ivanovich Bunin and a captive Turkish woman. The poet adopted a poor landlord, stayed in the family Budinich, […]

YEVGENY ABRAMOVICH BARATYNSKY (1800-1844)

Yevgeny Abramovich Baratynsky was born in a noble family, who lived in the Tambov province. He studied in St. Petersburg at the corps of pages, from which he was expelled in 1816 year by the highest order. Three years the future poet was waiting for the Royal pardon, living in the estate of the mother, then uncle: all efforts were in vain. In 1819 year he entered as a private in the […]

VLADIMIR MAYAKOVSKY (1893-1930)

Vladimir Vladimirovich Mayakovsky ‘was born 19 July 1893 year. This outstanding Russian poet was born in Georgia, in the village of Baghdad. The Forester's family raised a smart, thoughtful guy, which since my youth dreamed of becoming a poet. After going through hardship of social dislocation and periodic baiting of the crowd, the poet was strong in the feeling of his innocence, originality of talent, light th Virasoro […]

THOMAS STERNS ELUT (1888-1965)

Thomas Sterns Elliot — outstanding English and American poet, playwright and critic was born 26 September 1888 in the city Saint Louis (USA). His family was known and respected in social circles, his ancestors migrated from England to America in the seventeenth century, sberla their ancient Rodovid. Grandfather was a founder of the local University. Father fell was the President on one W […]

FEDERICO GARCIA LORCA (1898-1936)

Federico Garcia Lorca was born 5 June 1898року in Andalusi- whom the village of Fuente Vaqueros, close to the town Granada (Spain) Scenic rural nature of the native land affected the fragile poetic soul guy. It is unforgettable impressions of childhood become the nutrient source of high poetic aesthetics and artistic expression, which he carried through all his life. He walked with an old selyansky […]

YASUNARI KAWABATA (1899-1972)

Yasunari Kawabata was born 11 June 1899року in the family physician, in the village not far from Osaka. When he was three years old, his father died, inexorable death took early and mother. The boy was left dependent on the grandfather, they together shared the joys and sorrows. And when the boy was sixteen years old., grandfather died and. Yasunari knew the bitterness of wanderings, skorbota for […]

Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

Oscar Wilde, full name Oscar Fingal O’Flaherty Wills Wilde, Oscar Fingal O’Flahertie Wills Wilde (born 16 October 1854 year in Dublin; died 30 November 1900 year in Paris) — British playwright, writer and poet. The son of a surgeon and writer Oscar Wilde with 12 years bore the cylinder and was able to captivate any interlocutor. Contemporaries recalled, that his conversations […]