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Name: Dmitri Merezhkovsky  
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Date of Birth: 14th August 1865
Place of Birth: St. Petersburg, Russia
Profession: Writer
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Dmitry Merezhkovsky

Dmitry Sergeyevich Merezhkovsky (August 14, 1865, St Petersburg-December 9, 1941, Paris) was one of the earliest and most eminent ideologues of Russian Symbolism. His wife Zinaida Gippius, a poet like him, ran a fashionable salon in St. Petersburg.

Merezhkovsky wrote historical novels upon Julian the Apostate (1894), Leonardo da Vinci (1896), Tsarevich Alexis and Peter the Great (1902), Emperor Paul (1908), Alexander I of Russia (1911), and the Decembrists (1918). His views on the philosophy of history were expounded in Christ and Antichrist (1895-1905) and The Kingdom of Antichrist (1922). Among his critical works, a study on Tolstoy and Dostoevsky (1902), is best known.

During the Russian Revolution of 1905, Merezhkovsky was a zealous revolutionary, escaping from the tsarist persecutions to Paris. After the October Revolution, Merezhkovsky again fled to Paris, where he ruthlessly attacked Bolshevism. He was repeatedly nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature, but his support for Hitler prevented him from winning the award.

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