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Gabriel Derzhaven

Gabriel Derzhaven (1743-1816) was a Russian lyric poet. Born in Kazan, he rose from the ranks as a common soldier to the highest offices of state under Catherine the Great[?] and her successors. Upon his retirement, he devoted himself to poetry. His best-known work is the ode "Address to the Deity."

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