The duel of Alexander Pushkin and Georges d'Anthès

08 February, Sunday
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On February 8, 1837 a well-known Russian poet Alexander Pushkin was mortally wounded on a duel with a baron Georges d'Anthès

The pistol duel took place on the outskirts of St. Petersburg, in the district of Chernaya Rechka. Pushkin challenged Georges d'Anthès after hearing the rumors of infidelity of his wife Nataliya Goncharova. The poet was gravely wounded by the baron and died two days later. Georges d'Anthès was then stripped of his rank and ordered to leave Russia permanently.

February 8, 1837
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