Biographies Russian Writers Ippolit Bogdanovich

Ippolit Bogdanovich

Born: 1743, Perevolochna (Poltava Province)
Died: 1803, Kursk

Poet. Born in the town of Perevolochna near Kiev in the family of Ukrainian nobleman Fyodor Bodganovich (1743). Studied at college of justice and school of mathematics in Moscow. Translated for the College of Foreign Affairs in St Petersburg (from 1764). Published St Petersburg Herald (from 1775). Edited Collection of News (1775–76) and St Petersburg News (1775–82). Transferred to the Department of Heraldry (1779) and the State Archives (1780). Chairman of the State Archives (1788). Fired (1795). Moved to Sumy in Kharkiv Province (1796). Published the Lyre collection of poems (1773), An Historical Image of Russia (1777) and Dushenka: An Ancient Tale in Free Verse (1783). Commissioned by Catherine the Great to write the plays Dushenka’s Delight (1786) and The Slavs (1787) for the Hermitage Theatre. Died in Kursk and buried at the Kherson Cemetery (1803).

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