• Born date: 1811-06-11
  • Born in: FinlanD
  • Death date: 1848-06-07
  • Death in: Russian empire
Vissarion Belinsky

Vissarion Grigoryevich Belinsky (Russian: Виссарио́н Григо́рьевич Бели́нский, IPA: [vʲɪsərʲɪˈon grʲɪˈgorʲjɪvʲɪtɕ bʲɪˈlʲinskʲɪj]; June 11 [O.S. May 30] 1811 – June 7 [O.S. May 26] 1848) was a Russian literary critic of Westernizing tendency. He was an associate of Alexander Herzen, Mikhail Bakunin (he at one time courted one of his sisters), and other critical intellectuals.

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