Jean-Marie Chopin

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Jean-Marie Chopin (Russian: Иван Шопен; born in 1796 in Saint Petersburg; died 15 February 1871 in Paris) was a French-Russian explorer of the Caucasus.[citation needed] Son of a French sculptor and employed by Catherine II of Russia, Chopin began his career as secretary and librarian to Prince Alexander Kurakin, Russian ambassador to France for 12 years.[1] In 1812 Chopin and Kourakin returned to Russia; after the death of his patron in 1818 Chopin settled in Paris.[citation needed]

Chopin wrote "l'Histoire de Russie", "des Révolutions des Peuples du Nord", "Histoire des Provinces Danubiennes","Histoire du Dannemark", "Histoire du Roi de Rome".[citation needed] Chopin is known for his 1826 translation of The Fountain of Bakhchisaray by Alexander Pushkin (La Fontaine des Pleurs in French).[2] The book was illustrated by his brother; the music for "Tartar sing" by the translator's wife was printed on the supplementary sheet.[citation needed] In Russia, this is the rarest publication of the Poushkine's work published when he was alive.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Marquis de Custine: "Russia in 1839", Revue de Paris , volume twelfth. 1843. p. 271.
  2. ^ Barratt, Glynn R. (1974). ""LA REVUE ENCYCLOPÉDIQUE" AND "MOSKOVSKIJ TELEGRAF": A FRANCO-RUSSIAN JOURNALISTIC LINK". Romance Notes. 16 (1): 61–66. ISSN 0035-7995. JSTOR 43801274.