|Name||Pushkin, Aleksandr Sergeyevich (1799 - 1837)||Sources|
|Biography||A poet and dramatist, Aleksandr Pushkin was the seminal master of modern Russian literature.|
|Paradoxically, Pushkin was influenced by Europe and evidenced a 'pan-humanity' as Fyodor Dostoyevsky put it, yet he is viewed as the personification of Russian poetry. He was a leading figure during the period known as the 'Golden Age of Russian Poetry'.|
|Pushkin was exiled at one point for writing mildly subversive poetry prior to the Decembrist uprising.|
|Pushkin died in a duel in January 1837.|
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|See Also||Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Nikolai Gogol|