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Nikolay Karamzin
Portrait of Karamzin by Vasily Tropinin, 1818.
Portrait of Karamzin by Vasily Tropinin, 1818.
Born Nikolay Mikhailovich Karamzin
12 December [O.S. 1 December] 1766
Znamenskoye, Simbirsk Uyezd, Kazan Governorate, Russian Empire
Died 3 June [O.S. 22 May] 1826 (aged 59)
Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire
Occupation Writer, historian, poet
Nationality Russian
Period 1781–1826
Literary movement Sentimentalism
Notable works Poor Liza
History of the Russian State

Nikolay Mikhailovich Karamzin; 12 December [O.S. 1 December] 1766 – 3 June [O.S. 22 May] 1826) was a Russian writer, poet, historian and critic. He is best remembered for his History of the Russian State, a 12-volume national history.

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