Alexander Pushkin

1799 –

Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin was a Russian poet, playwright, and novelist of the Romantic Movement. Often considered one of the major figures of modern Russian literature, he authored many works, including the verse novel Eugene Onegin (Aleksandr Smirdin, 1831), the closet drama Boris Godunov (Press of the Department of Education, 1831), and the short story “The Queen of Spades,” which first appeared in Biblioteka dlya chteniya in March of 1834. He died on January 29, 1837.