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Aleksander Griboyedov (1795–1829)

Griboyedov, Aleksander Sergeievich (grē-bō-yā’dov). A Russian dramatic poet and statesman; born in Moscow, Jan. 15, 1795; killed at Teheran, Persia, Feb. 12, 1829. A distinguished soldier and diplomat, he was assassinated while minister to Persia, during an anti-Russian tumult in Teheran. As a writer his reputation rests mainly upon ‘Knowledge Brings Suffering,’ a drama in verse, delineating Russian society with bitter fidelity. ‘A Georgian Night,’ surviving only as a fragment, and a rendering of the Prelude to ‘Faust’ are also creditable productions.