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Vasily Zhukovsky (1783–1852)

Zhukovski or Joukovski, sometimes written Shukowski (zhö-kof’skē), Vasiliï Andréevich. A famous Russian poet; born near Bielev in the government of Penza, 1783; died in 1852. He succeeded Karamzin as editor of the Viestnik Evropui, 1808; was preceptor of the Emperor Alexander II. in his youth, as well as of Alexander’s mother. He wrote: ‘The Minstrel in the Russian Camp,’ a collection of spirited war ballads; ‘Ziudmilla’; ‘Svietlana,’ his best work; etc.; and a number of prose essays and tales, the best known of which was ‘Mary’s Grove.’ He made also numerous translations from the German, English, etc.; his translation of Gray’s ‘Elegy’ being one of the finest ever made.