Biography of Yuri Alexándrovich Neledinski-Meletski (1751-1828)

Russian poet, born in 1751 in Petersburgo, and died in Kaluga in 1828. Belonging to a family of high Russian aristocracy, he/she had therefore access to a vast cultural training. He/She was military, diplomat and Senator, and dealt with the study of contemporary European literature, many of whose works poured into the Russian language (v. gr., Zaira, Voltaire's tragedy).

He excelled, especially in the composition of songs of traditional type, which obtained the favour of the readers and became part of popular poetry, confused among the Russian folk heritage. These poems were collected in the volume entitled songs. In addition, Neledinski-Meletski wrote poems of religious and patriotic themes.