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Griboyedov, Alexander b. January 15, 1795 d. February 11, 1829 Author, Russian Diplomat. Born in Moscow, he studied at the University there from 1810 to 1812 and joined the civil service in 1816. With his knowledge of several languages he was sent on diplomatic missions promoting friendly relations between Russia, Georgia, and Armenia. In 1823, while on vacation in St. Petersburg, Griboyedov completed his brilliant verse play "Woe from Wit", about a man who is branded a lunatic for telling the truth. It was banned by the censors and the author saw it...[Read More] (Bio by: Robert Edwards) Mtatsminda Pantheon of Writers and Public Figures, Tbilisi, T'bilisis, Georgia