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Borovikovsky: Portrait of Gavrila Romanovich Derzhavin, 1811

UsLadies: Famous Birthdays for 14th July 2021: 1721 - John Douglas, Scottish Anglican bishop and man of letters (d. 1807) 1743 - Gavrila Romanovich Derzhavin, Russian poet and statesman, born in the Kazan Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1816) 1785 - Mordecai…

rexarul: They caught a little songbird And clenched it in their hands. It could not sing, but only squeaked; And they said: "Sing, bird, sing." ~ Gavrila Romanovich Derzhavin ("To a bird", circa 1792-1793)

Borovikovsky: Portrait of Gavrila Romanovich Derzhavin, 1811

Borovikovsky: Portrait of Gavrila Romanovich Derzhavin, 1811

Borovikovsky: Portrait of Gavrila Romanovich Derzhavin, 1811

Pinandpuller: while Christian merchants and townsmen did not obtain these rights...Since the start of the reign of Paul I there was a great famine in White Russia, especially in the province of Minsk. The poet Gavrila Romanovich Derzhavin, then serving as Senator, was commissioned



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