Aleksandr Sergeyevich Pushkin 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. His father, Sergey Lvovich Pushkin, belonged to Pushkin noble families. His maternal great-grandfather was African-born general Abram Petrovich Gannibal. He published his first poem at the age of 15 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 surveillance of the Tsar’s political police and unable to publish, Pushkin wrote his most famous play, the drama “Boris Godunov”. His novel in verse, “Eugene Onegin”, was serialized between 1825 and 1832.
Living in this apartment, Aleksandr Sergejevich Pushkin wrote “The Captain’s Daughter”, “Pugachev’s Rebellion”, “The Tale of the Golden Cockerel”, and many other novels and poems.
Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin lived on Kutuzov embankment 32 from 1834 to 1836, which is confirmed by many sources and testimonies of the poet himself.
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