Place of birth: Smolensk province
Glinka (Sergey) - writer and activist twelfth year. Born into a noble family of Smolensk province, in 1776, and seven years, entered the land Cadet Corps, from which released in 1795 and is defined as adjutant to Prince Y. Dolgoruky in Moscow. In 1800, on the death of his father, he came to the Major resigned, refused the inheritance in favor of the sister and went to a teacher in Ukraine. After staying there for three years, he returned to Moscow and took the place of the writer and translator at the theater. Until that time, he wrote a lot of poems and stories, and also translated "Yungovy night" (Wiley, 1806). In 1807, he joined the militia brigades was Major Sychevka squads. In 1808 he founded the magazine "Russian Herald", dedicated to the fight against French influence. The public mood is very favorable to the activities of Glinka, and although it looks, and its internal magazine content byliochen greyish, he drew the attention of the public and influential spheres. This is especially clearly manifested during the popular excitement of 1812, when Glinka was granted the Order of Vladimir 4 degrees, and a lover of spectacular tirades Count FV Rostopchin said to him, "untie your tongue at all good for the country, and his hands on the extraordinary amount of three hundred thousand." Prince PA Vyazemsky says: "Glinka was born tribune of the people, but the tribune of the legitimate government tribune." In fact, it was a chaotic enthusiast, quite incapable of coherent action. Feature Glinka made Voeikov in the "madhouse", is very apt: the patriotic passion of his income to the recognition of "Athalie" of Racine stolen from Russian Stoglavy and "Andromache" - an imitation of "cat burial." "Russian Messenger" The success was, in the consciousness of Glinka, short; after the twelfth, the magazine itself is terminated, and under this name goes greyish number of textbooks on Russian history. Along with the publication of the journal Glinka patriotic act plays: "Natalia, Boyar`s daughter" (St. Petersburg, 1806.); "Prince Michael of Chernigov" (Wiley, 1808); "Olga Beautiful" Opera (Moscow, 1808); "Boyan" (Wiley, 1808); "Minin" drama (Wiley, 1809); . "The siege of Poltava", a drama (Wiley, 1810), etc. He also wrote poems and stories in verse: "Minin and Pozharsky, or donations of Russians" (Wiley, 1807); "Queen Natalia" (Wiley, 1809) - and a host of historical and moralizing anecdotes and stories in prose. Collected works of his appeared in Moscow (1817 - 1820). "Russian Bulletin" ceased in 1824, and in 1821 - 23 years. It replaces the "new children`s reading" and "Plutarch for children." In 1827, Glinka was appointed censor of the Moscow Censorship Committee, where curry favor with a pension, and then retired. Until the end of his life, he does not have any literature, wrote a lot of poems, short stories, children`s books, he published almanacs, etc. Because of the vast mass of his writings should be mentioned again: "Notes on the 1812" (St. Petersburg, 1836.).. "Notes of Moscow" (St. Petersburg, 1837.); "Essays on the Life and Selected Writings A. Sumarokov" (St. Petersburg, 1841.); "Russian Reading" (SPb., 1845). Glinka did not have any notable literary talent: curiosity only his notes, scattered in different publications. Man, despite all the enthusiasm, Glinka was direct, honest, selfless: it is enough to say that the data at his disposal three hundred thousand rubles, he returned to the treasury, without spending one dime. Died April 5, 1847 See. B. Fedorov, "the 50th anniversary of the literary life of Glinka" (SPb., 1844) and Op. Vol. PA Vyazemsky, t. II. M. smear.