The DNA profile of Alexander Pushkin
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The DNA of a national poet
Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin, often called Russia's greatest poet and the founder of modern Russian literature, left a legacy that remains unmatched in its depth and brilliance. His works are a shining testament to the Russian spirit, and his life was as colorful and complicated as his poetry.
Born in Moscow on June 6, 1799, Pushkin came from an aristocratic family. His ancestors had been part of the Russian nobility for generations. Interestingly, he also had African roots through his great-grandfather, Abram Petrovich Gannibal, who was born an African prince and given as a gift to Peter the Great. Gannibal grew up in Russia, became a general and a close confidant of Peter. This multi-faceted ancestry influenced Pushkin's identity and found its way into some of his works.
As a child, Pushkin was raised by his French-speaking maternal grandfather and by babysitters who told him Russian folktales. This blend of European culture and Russian tradition shaped his literary vision.
In his early years, Pushkin was educated at the Tsarist Lyceum in Tsarskoye Selo, where he wrote a number of works that already gave expression to his extraordinary literary talents. However, his critical eye and penchant for satire also brought him trouble, and he spent several years in exile.
Pushkin's love life was as passionate as his poetry. He fell in love several times and carried many unhappy loves until he finally married Natalia Goncharova. However, their marriage was turbulent, marked by jealousy and scandal. Pushkin died tragically in a duel at the age of only 37.
His works, including "Eugene Onegin," "Boris Godunov" and "The Postmaster," remain immortal to this day. Pushkin's profound poetry, passionate dramas and complex characters reflect the soul of Russia and make him an indispensable star in the literary sky.
Alexander Pushkin belonged to the haplogroup R-M417 (subgroup R-YP682) in the paternal line.
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