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Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
Никола́й Васи́льевич Го́голь
Nikolai Gogol by Alexander Ivanov
Nikolai Gogol by Alexander Ivanov
Born April 1, 1809
Died March 4, 1852
Occupation Short story writer and novelist
Nationality Ukrainian
Period 1840-1861

Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol (Russian:Никола́й Васи́льевич Го́голь; IPA: Ukrainian: Микола Васильович Гоголь, Mykola Vasylovych Hohol) (April 1, 1809March 4, 1852) was a Ukrainian writer. He came from Ukraine. His early works were heavily influenced by his Ukrainian heritage and upbringing. He wrote in Russian. His works belong to the tradition of Russian literature. The novel Dead Souls (1842), the play Revizor (1836, 1842), and the short story The Overcoat (1842) count among his masterpieces.

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