• Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol was born on April 1 st , 1809 in the Cossack village of Sorochyntsi in what is now the Ukraine. • Gogol died on March 4 th , 1852 • His father was an amateur Ukrainian playwright who died when Gogol was only 15. • In 1820 he went to a school of higher art in Nezhin where he began to write • After leaving the school in 1828 he went to St. Petersburg full of hope and published his first poem but it was an abject failure and he ended up buying all the copies and burned them • Gogol was a Ukrainian who wrote in Russia and whose works are referred to as Russian literature • Gogol first gained success when he published first volume of his Ukrainian stories ( Evenings on a Farm Near Dikanka ) in 1931 • Gogol’s three most important works are The Government Inspector , 1836, Dead Souls , 1842, and his short story
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