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Ivan Kotliarevsky (1769–1838)

Kotliarevsky, Ivan Petrovych (kot-lē-ä-ref’skē). A Russian poet; born at Poltava, Sept. 9, 1769; died there, Nov. 10, 1838. He was the founder of modern Little Russian literature. His operettas ‘Natalka Poltavka’ (1819) and ‘The Soldier Wizard’ still hold the stage. In his chief work, a satire on Russian society, in the form of a burlesque on Virgil’s ‘Æneid’ (3 vols., 1798), was made the first literary use of genuine Little Russian.