Alexander Pushkin is a Russian author and poet that many consider to be the father of modern Russian literature. Touchy when it came to his honor, he fought in 29 duels during his life. It was an injury from the last duel that ended up killing him.
Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin (6 June [O.S. 26 May] 1799 _ 10 February [O.S. 29 January] 1837) was a Russian author of the Romantic era who is considered by many to be the greatest Russian poet and the founder of modern Russian literature.