Alexander Pushkin

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About Alexander Pushkin

Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin (1799 - 1837) was a Russian poet, playwright and novelist of the Romantic era who is considered by many to be the greatest Russian poet and the founder of modern Russian literature. Pushkin was born into Russian nobility in Moscow. ?is father, Sergey Lvovich Pushkin, belonged to Pushkin noble families. His matrilineal great-grandfather was Abram Petrovich Gannibal. He published his first poem at the age of fifteen and was widely recognized by the literary establishment by the time of his graduation from the Tsarskoye Selo Lyceum. Upon graduation from the Lycee Pushkin recited his controversial poem "Ode to Liberty" one of several that led to his being exiled by Tsar Alexander the First. While under the strict...More