Anna Davidovna Abamelik-Lazareva

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Anna Davidovna Abamelik-Lazareva
A.D. Abamelik-Lazareva by A.Brullov (1835-8, N.Novgorod).jpg
Born (1814-04-15)April 15, 1814
Saint-Petersburg, Russian Empire
Died November 25, 1889(1889-11-25) (aged 75)
Saint-Petersburg
Nationality Russian-Armenian
Occupation translator, public figure
Spouse(s) Irakli Baratinsky
Partner(s) David Semyonovich Abamelik

Anna Davidovna Abamelik-Lazareva (Lazarian) (Armenian: Աննա Դավթի Աբամելիք-Լազարևա (Լազարյան)) (Baratinskaya, April 15, 1814 in Saint-Petersburg - November 25, 1889 in Saint-Petersburg) was a Russian-Armenian translator, lady-in-waiting, socialite and public figure. She was recognized as one of the most beautiful women of Russia of her times.[1]

She was the daughter of David Semyonovich Abamelik. She was a friend and translator of Alexander Pushkin.

Abamelik-Lazareva married to the governor of Kazan, Irakli Baratinsky, the brother of Russian poet Yevgeny Baratynsky. She knew English, French, Armenian and German, translated poems by Pushkin, Mikhail Lermontov, etc. and published them in Europe, also translated some prominent European poets into Russian.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Е. Скворцова Живые картины Анны Абамелек, СПб, Митра-Глосса, 2009, с. 2

Sources[edit]

  • Armenian Concise Encyclopedia, Ed. by acad. K. Khudaverdian, Yerevan, 1990, Vol. 1, p. 8

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