Summary Zhukovsky V. A

Vasily Andreevich Zhukovsky (January 29 (February 9), 1783, Mishenskoe, Tula Province – April 12 (April 24), 1852, Baden-Baden) – Russian poet, the founder of romanticism in Russian poetry, translator, critic.
Member of the Russian Academy (1818), Honorary Member (1827) and subsequently Academician (1841) of the St. Petersburg Academy of Sciences, Privy Councilor (1841).
He was born on January 29 (February 9) in 1783 in the village of Mishensky, Tula Province. The illegitimate son of the landowner Afanasy Ivanovich Bunin (1716-1791) and the captive Turkish woman Salha (baptized by Elizaveta Dementievna Turchaninova, died 1811), brought in 1770 by the serfs...Bunin, participants of the Russian-Turkish war, from under the fortress of Bendery (according to other sources, was taken prisoner by Major C. Moufel, who gave her up for Bunin). Surname received his child from the poor nobleman Andrei Ivanovich Zhukovsky (died 1817), who at the request of Bunin became the godfather of the child and then adopted him. Before the birth of the future poet, Bunin’s family suffered a grief: six out of eleven children died in a short time. Heartbroken Maria Grigorievna Bunina decided to take a newborn to her family and raise him as her own son.


Summary Zhukovsky V. A