Konstantin Nikolaevich Batiushkov

(1787 - 1855 / Russia)

Konstantin Nikolaevich Batiushkov
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Konstantin Nikolaevich Batiushkov was the son of Nikolai L'vovich Batiushkov and Aleksandra Grigor'evna Batiushkova (neé Berdiaeva); both parents belonged to the old nobility. Konstantin had three elder sisters (Aleksandra, Elizaveta and Anna) and one younger (Varvara). His father also had children by his second wife, Avdot'ia Tegleva, one of whom, Pompei Batiushkov, later became the publisher of Konstantin's biography and collected works (1885—87), edited by a leading academician, Leonid Maikov. Family tradition spoke of Nikolai as a "nobleman out of imperial favour". His career difficulties could be explained by the unfavorable attitude of Catherine II, caused by his involvement in the ... more »

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