Palmin, Liodor Ivanovich

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Pal’min, Liodor (Iliodor) Ivanovich


Born May 15 (27), 1841, on an estate in Yaroslavl Province (according to other data, in St. Petersburg); died Oct. 26 (Nov. 7), 1891, in Moscow. Russian poet.

Pal’min was born into an impoverished gentry family. He studied law at St. Petersburg University. Arrested in 1861 for taking part in student riots, he was subsequently expelled from the university. He published several collections of poetry. Pal’-min’s best poems were published in Iskra and in other democratic journals of the 1860’s. His poem “Requiem” (“Don’t weep over the bodies of fallen fighters …,” 1865) became a popular revolutionary song. He translated works of A. Mickiewicz, W. Syrokomla and other poets.


[Poems.] In the collection Poety “Iskry,” vol. 2. Leningrad, 1955.
[Poems.] In the collection Poety-demokraty 1870–1880-x gg. Leningrad, 1968.


Istoriia russkoi literatury XIX v.: Bibliograficheskii ukazatel’. Moscow-Leningrad, 1962.
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