Biography Vyacheslav Ivanovich Ivanov

Vyacheslav Ivanovich Ivanov

photo of Vyacheslav Ivanovich Ivanov
  • Time Period1866 - 1949
  • Place
  • CountryRussia

Poet Biography

Vyacheslav was born in Russia in 1866. After studying in Moscow university
Ivanov went on to Berlin to continue his studies of Roman history (1886-91).
He then spent the next 15 years living and researching his way around Europe, his first poem:
Lodestars 1902
was published during this period.
He was influenced in his writings by Greek, Roman and other ancient mythologies, also by the philosophies of Nietzche and Dostoyevsky.
As well as poetry Ivanov wrote texts to the music of composers such as Myaskovsky, and was noted as a defender of 'Culture'in the new post revolutionary Russia.
He applied and was finally given 'permission' to leave Russia in 1924 and for the next 25 years until his death travelled and lived in France and Italy.