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|Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol|
Никола́й Васи́льевич Го́голь
Nikolai Gogol by Alexander Ivanov
|Born||April 1, 1809|
|Died||March 4, 1852|
|Occupation||Short story writer and novelist|
Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol (Russian:Никола́й Васи́льевич Го́голь; IPA: [nʲɪkəˈlaj vʌˈsʲilʲjɪvʲɪtɕ ˈgogəlʲ]; Ukrainian: Микола Васильович Гоголь, Mykola Vasylovych Hohol) (April 1, 1809 – March 4, 1852) was a Ukrainian writer. He came from Ukraine. His early works were heavily influenced by his Ukrainian heritage and upbringing. He wrote in Russian. His works belong to the tradition of Russian literature. The novel Dead Souls (1842), the play Revizor (1836, 1842), and the short story The Overcoat (1842) count among his masterpieces.