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Alexander Kazbegi
Georgian writer

Alexander Kazbegi

Alexander Kazbegi
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Intro Georgian writer
Was Author Writer
From Georgia
Field Literature
Gender male
Birth 20 January 1848, Georgia
Death 22 December 1893, Tbilisi (aged 45 years)
Star sign Aquarius
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Alexander Kazbegi (Georgian: ალექსანდრე ყაზბეგი, Aleksandre Kazbegi) (1848–1893) was a Georgian writer, famous for his 1883 novel The Patricide.
Kazbegi was the great grandson of Kazibek Chopikashvili, a local feudal magnate who was in charge of collecting tolls on the Georgian Military Highway. Alexander Kazbegi studied in Tblisi, Saint Petersburg and Moscow, but on returning home, decided to become a shepherd to experience the lives of the local people. He later worked as a journalist, and then became a novelist and playwright. In his later life, he suffered from insanity. After his death in Tbilisi, his coffin was carried across the Jvari Pass to his hometown of Kazbegi (now renamed Stepantsminda), which also preserves his childhood home as a museum in his honor.
His most famous work, the novel The Patricide is about a heroic Caucasian bandit named Koba, who, much like Robin Hood, is a defender of the poor. Koba has nothing but contempt for authority, a proclivity towards violence, and a firm belief in vengeance. Kazbegi's work was a major inspiration to Iosif Jughashvili, later known as Joseph Stalin, who used Koba as a revolutionary pseudonym.

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