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Prince Antiochus Dmitrievich Kantemir (1709–1744)

Kantemir, Antiochus Dmitrievich, Prince (kän’te-mēr). A Russian author; born at Constantinople, Sept. 21, 1709; died at Paris, April 11, 1744. His ‘Satires,’ in the antique form, written in rhyme and syllabic metre, were his most important work, and are valuable as describing Russian life and manners. Many of their verses became proverbs with the Russian peasantry. He may be called the father of secular writing in Russia. ‘Works,’ 2 vols., St. Petersburg, 1867.