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Saltykov, Mikhail Yevgrafovich

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Born: 1826 AD
Died: 1889 AD, at 63 years of age.

Nationality: Russian
Categories: Satirists

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1826 - Saltykov was born in Tula, Russia on January 27, 1826.

 

1836 - Entered Moscow Institute at the age of ten years old.

 

1840 - Studied at Lyceum, Saint Petersburg. Published poetry and translations of the works of Lord Byron and Heinrich Heine. Upon leaving Lyceum, he was employed as a clerk in the Ministry of War.

 

1854 - Published "A Complicated Affair", in view of the revolutionary movements of two countries.

 

1859 - Promoted to administrative posts of considerable importance. After his report on the condition of the Russian Police, he was appointed deputy governor of Ryazan and Tver. His dedication for literary work induced him to leave his position in the government.

 

1864 - Appointed as the president of the local boards of taxation successively at Penza, Tula and Ryazan.

 

1868 - Quit the civil service for good. His principal works are: "The Old Times of Poshekhonye", "The History of One Town", "Messieurs et Mesdames Pompadours". His only novel titled "The Golovlyov Family" is considered as a penetrating study of overpowering greed.

 

1889 - Saltykov died in Saint Petersburg on May 10, 1889.

 


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