Saturday, September 14, 2013

Ivan Krylov Biography

Ivan Andreyevich Krylov (1769-1844)

v     His father, a military officer, died when Ivan was ten, leaving his family destitute (without money).

v     Ivan and his mother moved to St. Petersburg, where Ivan got a job and started writing plays. His mother died in 1788, when Ivan was nineteen.

v     Ivan soon gained a reputation, making friends with princes, and staying in their large houses.

v     In 1809 Ivan published his first book of fables, which was so popular that he stopped writing plays.

v     Ivan wrote over 200 fables, and won many awards.

No comments:

Post a Comment