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Yakov Knyazhnin (1742–1791)

Knyazhnin, Yakov Borisovitch (knē-äzh’nēn). A Russian poet born at Pskov, 1742; died at St. Petersburg, 1791. In his tragedies, ‘Dido,’ ‘Roslav,’ etc., he tried to imitate Corneille. ‘Vlaimir’ (1793), another tragedy, was destroyed by order of Catherine II., as imperiling public safety. Of his comedies, two, ‘The Queer Fellows’ and ‘The Boaster,’ are excellent pieces of work. He wrote also odes, satires, songs, fables, and other minor poems.