Articles / Gnedich, Nikolay Ivanovich (1784-1833), a literary man

Gnedich, Nikolay Ivanovich (1784-1833), a literary man

Subject / Literature. Mass Media./Personnel

Gnedich, Nikolay Ivanovich (1784-1833), a translator, poet, playwright. Gnedich was a member of the Russian Academy of Sciences (1811), corresponding Member of the St. Petersburg Academy of Sciences (1826). Gnedich attended the Moscow University, but did not graduate from it. From 1803 he worked as a scribe at the People's Education Department. During 1811-1831 Gnedich served at the Emperor Public Library. Gnedich's first works were published in 1802. In 1807 Gnedich started doing the translation of Homer's "The Iliad", Gnedich's main work (it was published in full in 1829). Gnedich took active part in the capital literary and theatrical life. From 1818 Gnedich was a member of the Free Society of the Russian Literature Lovers, from 1821 he was the Vice-President of the Society. Gnedich was friends with A.N. Olenin. In the 1810s -1820s Gnedich often lived in the Olenins' estate of Priyutino during the whole summer. Gnedich was buried at the Art Masters Necropolis of the Alexander Nevsky Monastery.

Margolis, Aleksandr Davidovich

Gnedich, Nikolay Ivanovich
Olenin, Aleksey Nokolayevich

Тимофеев Л.В. В кругу друзей и муз: Дом Олениных. Л., 1983
Шубин В.Ф. Поэты пушкинского Петербурга. Л., 1985., С.131-143
Голубева О.Д. Н.И.Гнедич. СПб., 2000., С.131-143

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"Priyutino", a literary and art estate-museum