Alexander Pushkin Died on This Date

Alexander Pushkin

Russia’s “greatest” poet, Alexander Pushkin, died on this date in 1837 as the result of wounds sustained in a duel. Pushkin was noted for being touchy about his honor, which he defended in at least 29 duels. His poem most famous poem, Eugene Onegin, a novel in verse, presages Pushkin’s untimely end.

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