The death of Alexander Pushkin

10 February, Tuesday
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The famous Russian poet died of peritonitis in his apartment on the Moika River on February 10, 1837 at 2:45 p.m.

Two days earlier, on February 8, Pushkin was wounded on a duel with Georges d'Anthès. The wound of the poet was mortal: the bullet pierced the femoral neck and got into his spleen. The doctors could not treat injuries of that severity at the time.

February 10, 1837
  • Address: St. Petersburg, Moika river Embankment, 12
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