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Ivan Dmitriev (1760–1837)

Dmitriev, Ivan Ivánovich (dmē’trē-ef). A Russian poet (1760–1837); born in the government of Simbirsk. After an official career he retired to private life in 1802, and devoted himself till his death to literature. He made an admirable translation of La Fontaine into Russian verse. His greatest original work is an epico-dramatic poem: ‘Jermak, Conqueror of Siberia.’ Many of his songs are popular favorites. He wrote a highly interesting autobiography: ‘A Glance at my Life.’