Alexander Pushkin

Alexander Pushkin

Great Russian poet and playwright

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

Why and how did Alexander Pushkin die?

Alexander Pushkin died on January 29, 1837, at the age of 37. He died from a fatal wound sustained in a duel with Georges d’Anthes, a French officer who was rumored to have been having an affair with Pushkin’s wife, Natalya Goncharova.

The duel was the result of a long-standing feud between Pushkin and d’Anthes, and it took place in a wooded area near St. Petersburg.

Pushkin was wounded in the abdomen and taken back to his home, where he received medical attention, but his condition quickly worsened.

Despite the efforts of his doctors, Pushkin died two days later from his injuries.

Pushkin had been suspicious of d’Anthès for some time and had previously challenged him to a duel, but it had been canceled. However, tensions between the two men continued to escalate, and they agreed to meet for a duel on January 27, 1837, in a wooded area near St. Petersburg.

Pushkin’s death was a great loss to Russian literature, and he is still widely regarded as one of the greatest writers in Russian history. His works continue to be celebrated and studied, and his legacy as a literary giant remains strong to this day.