(12.2.1756 – 28.10.1823)
Kapnist Vasily Vasilyevich (12.2.1756 – October 28, 1823), poet, translator, playwright, cultural and educational figure, State Counselor (1801), member of the Russian Academy (1785). From the genus Kapnistov. He studied at a private boarding house in St. Petersburg. In 1770 he joined the Guards (in Izmailovsky, from 1772 in the Preobrazhensky Regiment), where he entered the circle of poets (NS Lvov, GR Derzhavin, II Chemnitser, etc.). In 1775 he received the first officer’s rank and retired. In 1782 he was elected the leader of the nobility of Mirgorod Uyezd in the Poltava province, since August 1782 he was the controller of the Main postal administration (under Count AA Bezborodko). In 1783 he left the service and went to his native land
(1796-1797), The Northern Herald, The Journal of Ancient and New Literature, Otechestvennye Zapiski, Vestnik Evropy, etc. The last years of his life were mainly devoted to the translations of Horace’s works.
The materials of the book were used: Sukhareva O. V Who was who in Russia from Peter I to Paul I, Moscow, 2005