Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Fact of the Day: Romantic Poet

Alexander Pushkin was a 19th century author who is considered the one of the greatest Russian poets, and the father of modern Russian literature. He died in a duel with a man who was in love with his wife. Though part of this was his fault, as he defended his "honor" with a duel almost thirty times in his life. 

17 comments:

The Happy Whisk said...

Yikes.

Dixie@dcrelief said...

smdh

Cloudia said...

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Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Thanks for sharing!

Bob Bushell said...

Poor thing???

DEZMOND said...

in my days I could recite by heart quite a lot of his poems :)

Optimistic Existentialist said...

29 out of 30 isn't bad I guess, though when the one failure results in death I guess one could argue that it is...

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Wow, what a way to go...

Christine said...

Sound like the stuff of movies.

Margaret D said...

He had not a faithful wife!

stephen Hayes said...

I wonder if it was really about his wife, or if he was just trigger happy.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Dueling was big in those days. Thug Life!

Mama Zen said...

30 times? He must have been a decent shot!

Pat Hatt said...

Odds are it will catch up with you and that it did

Jax said...

Wait, what? He died in a DUEL?!?!?! I didn't see that one coming...

Holy Ghost Writer said...

Sounds like he had a death wish

bj said...

OMYGOSH...poor fella.