FEDOR NICOLAIEVICH GLINKA
\fˈɛdɔː nˈɪkəlˌe͡ɪəvˌɪt͡ʃ ɡlˈɪŋkə], \fˈɛdɔː nˈɪkəlˌeɪəvˌɪtʃ ɡlˈɪŋkə], \f_ˈɛ_d_ɔː n_ˈɪ_k_ə_l_ˌeɪ_ə_v_ˌɪ_tʃ ɡ_l_ˈɪ_ŋ_k_ə]\
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A Russian poet, historian, and essayist; born in Smolensk in 1788; died at Tver, March 6, 1880. He distinguished himself in the campaign of Austerlitz at 18, but upon falling into disfavor at court gave up an army career for literature. "Letters of a Russian Officer on the Campaigns of 1805-6 and 1812-15", "Presents to Russian Soldiers", and "The Liberation of Little Russia", are the best known of his books. He also translated the Psalms and the Book of Job into verse.
By Charles Dudley Warner