When was Pushkin born?

Angelica Artemyeva
Angelica Artemyeva
December 24, 2012
When was Pushkin born?

Alexander Sergeevich Pushkin was born in Moscow, now in this area is the metro station "Baumanskaya", and when Pushkin was born, it was the so-called German Sloboda - an urban area, which was chosen by German artisans. It happened in the summer of 1799, on June 6, according to the modern calendar, or on May 26, in the old style.

Unfortunately, the home of Alexander Pushkin has not been preserved, now approximately in this place there is a usual high school of Soviet construction, on which is placed a memorial plaque on which it is written, where and when Pushkin was born.

Until the age of twelve, the boy was engaged in nannies and a governess, and then he entered one of the most prestigious educational institutions for boys from noble families - the Tsarskoye Selo Lyceum. His first poems appeared there.

In 1817, young Pushkin received the title of collegiate secretary and work in the College of Foreign Affairs in St. Petersburg. However, the authorities did not like his too free-loving works; several times Pushkin had to go to exile, in which he arrived,when there was a Decembrist uprising. Many lyceum friends of Pushkin took part in this uprising.

In 1831, Alexander Sergeevich married Natalia Goncharova, but this marriage was not destined to be long. In 1837, Pushkin, defending the honor of his wife, participated in a duel on the Black River, his opponent was the favorite of Nicholas I - Baron Dantes, who tried to openly look after Natalia Nikolaevna. On January 27, in the old style (8.02 in the new), a duel took place in which the poet was seriously wounded in the lung, and two days later Pushkin died. The dates when Pushkin was born and when he died are still marked on the Russian calendars.