Elbazduko Britayev

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Elbazduko Britayev
Native name Брытъиаты Елбыздыхъо
Born (1881-03-23)March 23, 1881.
Dallagkau, Terek Oblast, Russian Empire
Died September 25, 1923(1923-09-25) (aged 42)
Vladikavkaz, Mountain ASSR, USSR
Occupation playwright

Elbazduko Britayev (Ossetian: Брытъиаты Цопаны фырт Елбыздыхъо , Russian: Елбыздыко Бритаев) (1881 – 1923) was an Ossetian author and playwright, considered the founder of Ossetian traditional theatre. Many phrases from his works have become proverbs, such as "Love does not follow the rules of wisdom", and the characters that he created are being increasingly re-used.