Valerian Gribayedoff

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Valerian Gribayedoff
Valerian Gribayedoff 1892.jpg
Gribayedoff c. 1892
Born 1858
Kronstadt, Russia
Died 1908 (aged 50)
Nationality Russian
Occupation Journalist, illustrator

Valerian Michaelovich Gribayedoff (1858–1908) was a Russian journalist and illustrator most famous for introducing illustrated drawings into newspapers and capturing some of the only photos during the trial for the Dreyfus Affair in 1897. He was born in Kronstadt, Russia in 1858, and many believed him to have been of noble birth, possibly related to Alexander Griboyedov. Educated in St. Petersburg, England, France, and Germany, he came later to America working as a journalist, rising to prominence by recreating drawings from photos to be included in the newspapers that were more lifelike than any others in the field. His only book, The French Invasion of Ireland in '98, was published in 1890. In 1897 he left the United States for Paris, covering the Dreyfus Affair. His last work for an American newspaper was covering the Russo-Japanese War as a correspondent in Siberia. He died in Paris in 1908.[1][2]



  1. ^ "Gribayedoff Dead; Noted Illustrator". The New York Times. February 17, 1908. 
  2. ^ Horgan, S. H. (1908). "Valerian Michaelovich Gribayedoff". The Inland Printer. 41 (6): 855–857. 

External links[edit]

  • "The French Invasion of Ireland" written by Gribayedoff [1]