Karamzin, Nikolay

Karamzin, Nikolay Image 1

Painting by Alexey Venezianov National Pushkin Museum

Nikolay Mikhailovich Karamzin (Russian: Николай Михайлович Карамзин), born in 1766 in Znamenskoye, Simbirsk Uyezd, Kazan Governorate, Russian Empire, died in 1826 in St. Petersburg, was a Russian historian, writer, poet, critic and journalist who was the leading exponent of the sentimentalist school in Russian literature. He is best remembered for his History of the Russian State, a 12-volume national history.