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Zhukovsky, Vasily Andreyevich (1783-1852), a literary man

Subject / Literature. Mass Media./Personnel

Zhukovsky, Vasily Andreyevich (1783-1852), a poet, tramslator, graphic artist. He was a member of the Russian Academy of Sciences (1818), an academician of the St. Petersburg Academy of Sciences (1841). He graduated from the Noble Boarding School at the Moscow University in 1800. Zhukovsky served at the Emperor Court during 1815-1841. From 1817 he was the Russian teacher of Grand Duchess (later Empress) Alexandra Fyedorovna, from 1826 he was the mentor of the heir of throne, the future Emperor Alexander II. From 1841 Zhukovsky was retired, lived in Germany till his death. Zhukovsky made his debut in press in 1797. He was the author of the patriotic lyric poetry, ballads, idylls, translations of works by T. Grey, T. Moore, G. Bayron, W. Scott, I.W. Goethe, F. Schiller, Homer and others (five collections of "Stikhotvoreniya" ("Poems"), 1815-1857). In 1815 Zhukovsky was invited for the position of a reader of Empress dowager Maria Fyedorovna, who lived long in Gatchina town. Zhukovsky captured the appearance of Gatchina of the early 19th century in the series of drawings and engravings. Zhukovsky is mentioned among visitors of Priyutino, the Olenins' estate. V.A. Zhukovsky was buried at the Necropolis of Art Masters of the Alexander Nevski Monastery.

Margolis, Aleksandr Davidovich

Alexander II, Emperor
Alexandra Fyodorovna, Empress
Byron, George
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang
Grey, Thomas
Maria Fyodorovna, Empress
Moore, Thomas
Olenins, the
Schiller, Friedrich
Scott, Walter
Zhukovsky, Vasily Andreyevich

Leningrad Oblast, the/Gatchina District/Gatchina Town

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"Priyutino", a literary and art estate-museum