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 Galina Arturovna Benislavskaya

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Galina Arturovna Benislavskaya

  • Birth 16 Dec 1897
  • Death 3 Dec 1926
  • Burial Moscow, Moscow Federal City, Russia
  • Plot Meters from Yesenin's grave
  • Memorial ID 9182

A Poet's Fan. Her greatest love was Sergei Alexandrovich Yesenin, a noted Russian poet. She wrote him several letters and he did answer some of them, but he did not return the same affection for her; this was a one-sided relationship. By the age of thirty-five-years-old, he had been married four times, had several mistresses and fathered four children. An alcoholic, he had just escaped from a mental clinic after being diagnosed with depression when he apparently hung himself in his hotel room. Three weeks before the first anniversary of his death, she, as a devoted fan, was overcome with grief and hung herself on a tree near his grave. After this tragic incident, all the trees surrounding the poet's grave had to be remove to prevent another one of his fans copying Benislavskaya's act.

Bio by: Linda Davis





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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 27 Apr 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9182
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Galina Arturovna Benislavskaya (16 Dec 1897–3 Dec 1926), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9182, citing Vagan'kovskoe Cemetery, Moscow, Moscow Federal City, Russia ; Maintained by Find A Grave .