Mikhail Lermontov (Михаи́л Ле́рмонтов) (1814-1841)

Death: 27th July 1841
Cause of death: Killed in a duel
Location: Lermontov Estate, Tarkhany, Lermontovo, 
Penza Oblast, Russia
Photo taken by: Evdokiya
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Russian romantic writer, poet, soldier and painter, sometimes called "the poet of the Caucasus". Lermontov is considered the supreme poet of Russian literature, side by side with Pushkin, and the greatest figure of Russian Romanticism. 
Both his patriotic and pantheistic poems had enormous influence on later Russian literature, for example the poetic work of Boris Pasternak
On 25th July 1841 Lermontov was challenged to a duel by a fellow army officer who felt hurt by one of Lermontov's jokes. The duel took place two days later and Lermontov was killed by his opponent's first shot.