When was Pushkin born?
Alexander Sergeevich Pushkin was born inMoscow, now in this area is the metro station "Baumanskaya", and when Pushkin was born, it was the so-called German Sloboda - a city district, 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, according to the old style.
Unfortunately, Alexander Pushkin's home is notis preserved, now approximately in this place is an ordinary secondary school of Soviet construction, on which there is 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 andgoverness, and then he entered one of the most prestigious educational institutions for boys from noble families - the Tsarskoye Selo Lyceum. His first poems also appeared there.
In 1817 the young Pushkin received the titlethe college secretary and work in the Collegium of Foreign Affairs in St. Petersburg. However, his too freedom-loving works did not please the authorities, several times Pushkin had to go to exile in which he arrived when the Decembrist uprising took place. Many Lyceum friends of Pushkin participated in this uprising.
In 1831, Alexander Sergeyevich marriedNatalia 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 was trying to openly take care of Natalia Nikolaevna. On January 27, according to the old style (8.02 new), a duel took place, on 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 in Russian calendars.