Gavrila Derzhavin

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Gavrila Romanovich Derzhavin
Derzhavin by Borovikovsky (1811, Pushkin museum).jpg
Gavrila Derzhavin bi Vladimir Borovikovsky
Born 14 Julie 1743(1743-07-14)
Kazan, Roushie Empire
Dee'd 20 Julie 1816(1816-07-20) (aged 73)
Zvanka manor, Novgorod Govrenorate, Roushie Empire
Thrift Poet, statesman
Period Neoclessicism


Gavrila Romanovich Derzhavin (Roushie: Гаврии́л (Гаври́ла) Рома́нович Держа́вин; 14 Julie 1743 – 20 Julie 1816) wis ane o the maist heichly esteemed Roushie poets afore Alexander Pushkin, as well as a statesman. Awtho his warks are tradeetionally conseedert leeterar clessicism, his best verse is rich wi antitheses an conflictin soonds in a wey reminiscent o John Donne an ither metapheesical poets.