Tsvetaeva, Marina

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Tsvetaeva, Marina Gender: F
born on 27 September 1892 Jul.Cal. (9 Oct 1892 greg.) at 00:00 (= 12:00 midnight )
Place Moscow, Russian Federation, 55n45, 37e35
Timezone MMT m37e3415 (is standard time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Starkman
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 16°03' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 23°09 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 12°23'

Marina Tsvetaeva


Russian and Soviet poet. Her work is considered among some of the greatest in twentieth century Russian literature. She lived through and wrote of the Russian Revolution of 1917 and the Moscow famine that followed it. In an attempt to save her daughter Irina from starvation, she placed her in a state orphanage in 1919, where she died of hunger. Tsvetaeva left Russia in 1922 and lived with her family in increasing poverty in Paris, Berlin and Prague before returning to Moscow in 1939. Her husband Sergei Efron and her daughter Ariadna Efron (Alya) were arrested on espionage charges in 1941; and her husband was executed. Tsvetaeva committed suicide on 31 August 1941. As a lyrical poet, her passion and daring linguistic experimentation mark her as a striking chronicler of her times and the depths of the human condition.

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Source Notes

Starkman quotes Maria Chstyakova, quoting two letters from Tsvetaeva to Yuri Ivask. In the letter dated 3 April 1934 she wrote: "I was born at the midnight, from Saturday to Sunday (from 26 September to 27)... I wrote a poem about it.

The same info also in the second letter dated 12 May 1934.


  • Personal : Death : Suicide
  • Vocation : Writers : Poet