Alexander Pushkin

Alexander Pushkin

Great Russian poet and playwright

"Better the illusions that exalt us than ten thousand truths"

Alexander Pushkin’s parents

Pushkin’s parents – Sergey Lvovich and Nadezhda Osipovna – were proud of the talent of their eldest son, but did not show him much warmth. The relationship of the greatest writer and poet with his parents could not but affect his work.

Pushkin ‘s father

The father of the famous writer was Sergey Lvovich Pushkin. May 23 (June 3), 1770 – the day when Pushkin’s father was born. Sergey Lvovich, who received a French education, served as a state councilor in the Commissariat staff after he retired as a major.

Sergey Lvovich Pushkin participated in various performances, wrote poetry, was a member of literary circles, communicating closely with V. A. Zhukovsky, N. M. Karamzin, K. N. Batyushkov, D. I. Fonvizin.

Pushkin’s father got married in his youth, he was 26 years old.

Sergey Lvovich died in 1848, when he was 78 years old. The father had to survive his own son, who died in 1837.

Pushkin ‘s mother

The mother of the writer Nadezhda Osipovna Pushkin (before marriage – Hannibal) was the second cousin of Sergei Lvovich. She was born on June 21 (July 2), 1775 in the family of Maria Alekseevna Pushkina and Osip Abramovich Hannibal. The study of the Hannibal family occupies a special place in the biography of A. S. Pushkin.

Nadezhda Osipovna was an educated girl. Belonging to a secular society, she enjoyed great success. Pushkin’s mother was very beautiful, for which she was called “a beautiful Creole.”

On September 28, 1796, when Sergey Lvovich and Nadezhda Osipovna married, she was 21 years old.

Pushkin’s mother died in 1836, shortly before her son Alexander Sergeevich.

Relationship with the son

In total, Sergey Lvovich and Nadezhda Osipovna, who lived happily with each other, had 8 children, of whom only three lived to adulthood. Parents did little to educate and educate their children. Nadezhda Osipovna was a rather strict mother.

Alexander Sergeevich Pushkin was the eldest child in the family. The favorite child was the youngest son Lev. Since childhood, A. S. Pushkin and his parents had a rather cool relationship, despite the fact that both his mother and father recognized Alexander’s talent. The writer’s father had been in conflict with A. S. Pushkin for a long time, which broke out even more when Alexander Sergeyevich found himself in exile in Mikhailovsky (1824). Nadezhda Osipovna, just before her death, regretted that she did not fully appreciate the care of her eldest son. A. S. Pushkin became close to his mother in the last days of her life and was very much worried about her loss.