Articles / Krylov, Ivan Andreyevich (1769-1844),

Krylov, Ivan Andreyevich (1769-1844),

Subject / Literature. Mass Media./Personnel

Krylov, Ivan Andreyevich (1769, according to the other data 1766 or 1768 - 1844), a writer of fables, playwright, journalist, a full member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, academician of the St. Peterburg Academy of Sciences from 1841, state councillor (1830). I.A. Krylov received home education. After his father death in 1778 Krylov was employed in the state service. During 1812-1841 Krylov served in the Emperor Public Library under the ledership of A.N. Olenin. Kylov's firest book of fables was published in 1809 in St.Petersburg. The last lifetime edition consisting of nine books of fables was published in 1843. Krylov's comedies were repeatedly staged at St. Petersburg theatres. In the the 1810s - 1820s Krylov often lived in Priyutino, the Olenins' estate (now it Vsevolozhsk Town) during whole summer. A small wooden house located on the hill in the esatate park, where Krylov usually stayed, was called "Krylov's cell" (it was not survived). Fables written by Krylov are "Krestyanin I ovtsa" ("A Peasant and a Sheep"), "Plotichka" ("A Small Roach"), parodies of works by Count D.I. Khvostov ("Pauk I grom" ("A Spider and Thunder"), "Osel I zayats" ("An Ass and a Hare") and others). In the early 19th century Krylov read his fables at literary events organized by the dowager empress Maria Fyodorovna in the Gatchina Palace. Krylov was buried at the Alexander Nevsky Monastery Cemetery (the Necropolys of cultural workers) in St. Petersburg.

Margolis, Aleksandr Davidovich

Batyushkov, Konstantin Nikilayevich
Khvostov, Dmitry Ivanovich
Krylov, Ivan Andreyevich
Maria Fyodorovna, Empress
Olenin, Aleksey Nokolayevich
Olenins, the

Leningrad Oblast, the/Vsevolozhsk District/Vsevolozhsk Town/Priyutino Settlement

Гордин А.М. Крылов в Петербурге. Л., 1969
Достопримечательности Ленинградской области / Сост. И.А.Орлова. Л., 1977., С. 424-426
Тимофеев Л.В. В кругу друзей и муз: Дом Олениных. Л., 1983, С. 424-426

Subject Index
Gatchina Palace -and - Park ensemble, the
"Priyutino", a literary and art estate-museum