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Kharms, Daniil

Born: 1905 AD
Died: 1942 AD
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1905 – Kharms was born in Saint Petersburg on December 30, 1905.

 

1924 – Entered Leningrad Electrotechnicum, but eventually expelled for lack of interest in social activities. After his expulsion, he devoted himself entirely to literature.

 

1927 – Invited to be a member of the newly formed Association of Writers of Children’s Literature.

 

1928 – Founded the avant-garde collective OBERIU, or better known as Union of Real Art and embraced the new movements of Russian Futurism.

 

1931 – Arrested and exiled from his hometown for a year. He was arrested for being a member of a "group of anti-Soviet children’s writers". He incurred debt that was beyond his imagination.

 

1941 – Arrested on suspicion of treason, imprisoned in the psychiatric ward.

 

1942 – Died while serving his sentence, on February 2, 1942.