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 Nikolai Gogol

Nikolai Gogol

Birth
Poltavs'ka, Ukraine
Death 4 Mar 1852 (aged 42)
Moscow, Moscow Federal City, Russia
Burial Moscow, Moscow Federal City, Russia
Plot Section 4-row 75-tomb 2
Memorial ID 400 · View Source
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Russian short-story writer, novelist, and playwright. Nikolay Gogol was born in Sorochintsi, Ukraine, and grew up on his parents country estate. He started write while in high school. He attended Poltava boarding school and Nezhin high school. In 1829 he settled in St. Petersburg, with a certificate attesting his right to "the rank of the 14th class." Gogol worked at minor governmental jobs and wrote occasionally. His early narrative poem, "Hans Kuchelgarten" turned out to be a disaster. Between the years 1831 and 1834 he taught history at the Patriotic Institute and worked as a private tutor.From then it also dates his friendship with great poet Aleksandr Serguievich Puschkin. He was for Gogol a true literary father and a magnificent friend. After failure as an assistant lecturer of world history at the University of St. Petersburg Gogol became a full-time writer. Under the title "Mirgorod" Gogol published a new collection of stories, beginning with "Old World Landowners," which described the decay of the old way of life. The book also included the famous historical tale "Taras Bulba". Gogol published in 1836 several stories in Pushkins journal "Sovremennik," and in the same year appeared his famous play, "The Inspector General." In Rome Gogol wrote his major work, "The Dead Souls." He claimed that the story was suggested by Pushkin in a conversation in 1835. Except for a short visits to Russia in 1839-40 and 1841-42, Gogol was abroad for twelve years. In his later life Gogol came under influence of a fanatical priest, Father Konstantinovskii. He had refused to take any food and various remedies were employed to make him eat - spirits were poured over his head, hot loaves applied to his person and leeches attached to his nose. After 10 days he died in madness.

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  • Added: 1 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 400
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Nikolai Gogol (31 Mar 1809–4 Mar 1852), Find A Grave Memorial no. 400, citing Novodevichy Cemetery, Moscow, Moscow Federal City, Russia ; Maintained by Find A Grave .