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Gavrila Derzhavin (1743–1816)

Derzhávin, Gavriíl Románovich (der-shä’vin). A noted Russian poet; born at Kasan, July 14, 1743; died on his estate in the government of Novgorod, July 21, 1816. He won the favor of Catharine II. by his ode ‘Feliza’ (1782), and afterward rose to high office. His best poem is the ode ‘God,’ which has been translated into all European languages and into Japanese.