The poet was born in Moscow, in 1814 on the night of 14 on15 October. Education of young Lermontov was engaged in his grandmother, and it happened because his mother died only three years after the birth of his son. Having moved to live in the Penza province, the boy begins to study at home, learn new knowledge and learn foreign languages. Grandma paid much attention to this aspect of her grandson's life and tried to give
In 1830, Mikhail Yurievich arrives at thethe moral and political department of the university, and the first freethinking thoughts begin to ripen in his head, the spirit of rebellion permeates him. In the years of study Lermontov reaches a peak in his lyrical work. And it is connected, of course, with love. At first the heart of the poet was full of love for Catherine Smushkova, and later for the daughter of the famous then playwright FF Ivanova - Natalia Ivanova. The poetry of these years is distinguished by romanticism, sensuality, shows all the charms of youthful life and love.
In 1832, Lermontov moved to St. Petersburgand refuses to continue studying, since at the local university they do not want to take into account all the sciences and subjects that he studied in Moscow. And then he decides to continue serving and go on
Lermontov was recognized as a playwright and poet, butthere were also those who did not consider him a genius man and criticized his every work. The number of disaffected people grew after the publication of the novel "The Hero of Our Time". Lermontov was considered a freethinker, a man without moral and moral principles. Nicholas I even refused to award the poet for military successes, since he considered him an anti-monarchist.
M. Yu. Lermontov, a poet, a classic, indeed a "hero of his time," died in a duel in 1841 at the hands of his enemy Nikolai Martynov.