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Date of Birth 6 June 1799Moscow, Russian Empire [now Russia]
Date of Death 10 February 1837St. Petersburg, Russian Empire [now Russia]  (killed in duel)
Birth NameAleksandr Sergeyevich Pushkin

Mini Bio (1)

Born to noble parents (his father Sergei was a retired major, and his mother, Nadezhda, was the granddaughter of an ennobled Ethiopian general) on the 26th of May, 1799 in Moscow, Alexander Sergeevich Pushkin became involved with a liberal underground revolutionary group that saw him exiled to the Caucasus.

He spent most of his time there writing poetry and novels. In 1826 Pushkin was pardoned by the Tsar and allowed to return home after six years of exile. He married Natalia Goncharova, whose coquettish behavior led to her husband challenging an admirer of hers to a duel in January 1837. Though both were wounded, only Pushkin died two days later from his injuries.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Nichol

Spouse (1)

Natalia Goncharova (18 February 1831 - 10 February 1837) (his death) (4 children)

Trivia (2)

Great-grandson of black Ethiopian prince Ibrahim Hannibal, who came to Russia during the Czar Peter the Great's rule, became a general in Russian Army and was given nobility.
Pushkin is considered the father of the Russian Golden Age of Literature.

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