Alexander Pushkin

by ethnic on October 10, 2010

Birth Name: Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin

Date of Birth: 6 June, 1799

Place of Birth: Moscow, Russian Empire

Date of Death: 10 February, 1837

Place of Death: St Petersburg, Russian Empire

Ethnicity:
*75% Russian
*12.5% Cameroonian African
*6.25% German
*6.25% mix of German, Norwegian, and Danish

Alexander Pushkin was a Russian poet, playwright, and novelist. Active in the Romantic era, he is considered by many to be the greatest Russian poet, and the founder of modern Russian literature.

He was the son of Sergei Lvovich Pushkin and Nadezhda Osipovna Gannibal. His father was of Russian descent. His mother was of one half Russian, one quarter Cameroonian African, and one quarter Swedish and German, ancestry (with possible Danish and Norwegian roots through the Swedish/German side).

Alexander’s paternal grandparents were Lev Alexandrovich Pushkin (the son of Alexander Petrovich Pushkin and Avdotia Ivanovna Golovina) and Olga Vassilievna Chicherina (the daughter of Vasiliy Ivanovich Chicherin and Lukerya Vassilievna Priklonskaya). Alexander’s father’s family was from the Russian nobility, and traced its ancestry back to the 12th century.

Alexander’s maternal grandfather was Osip Abramovich Gannibal (the son of Abram Petrovich Gannibal and Christina/Christiana Regina von Sheberg/Sjöberg). Alexander’s great-grandfather Abram was an African from the territory of modern Cameroon (previously thought to be Ethiopia), who was brought to Russia, where he became a nobleman, military engineer, and general. Alexander’s great-grandmother Christina was the daughter of Matthias Johann Siöberg and Christina Elisabet von Albedyll, and had Norwegian and Danish ancestry.

Alexander’s maternal grandmother was Maria Alekseevna Pushkina (the daughter of Aleksey Fedorovich Pushkin and Sarra Yuryevna/Georgievna Rzhevskaya). Maria was Russian, and was descended from the Russian nobility.

Source: Genealogy of Alexander Pushkin – http://www.geni.com

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madman June 28, 2016 at 1:51 pm

If geni.com is to be trusted, Christina Regina von Sjöberg clearly has both Norwegian and Danish ancestry. Ironically, she doesn’t appear to have any Swedish ancestry. I’d write something like:
*75% Russian
*12.5% Cameroonian African
*6.25% German
*6.25% mix of German, Norwegian, and Danish

ann September 30, 2015 at 4:13 pm

His parents were Sergei Lvovich Pushkin and Nadezhda Osipovna Gannibal.

Alexander’s paternal grandparents were Lev Alexandrovich Pushkin (the son of Alexander Petrovich Pushkin and Avdotia Ivanovna Golovina) and Olga Vassilievna Chicherina (the daughter of Vasiliy Ivanovich Chicherin and Lukerya Vassilievna Priklonskaya). Alexander’s family was of the Russian nobility that traced its ancestry back to the 12th century.

Alexander’s maternal grandparents were Osip Abramovich Gannibal (the son of Abram Petrovich Gannibal and Christina (Christiana) Regina von Sheberg (Sjöberg)) and Maria Alekseevna Pushkina (the daughter of Aleksey Fedorovich Pushkin and Sarra Yuryevna (Georgievna) Rzhevskaya). Abram was African from territory of modern Cameroon (previously thought Ethiopia). Christina was of Swedish and German ancestry. Maria was Russian and descend of the Russian nobility.

ann September 30, 2015 at 4:58 pm

Although according to some sources, Christina also had Danish and Norwegian (nobility) ancestry.

Jane November 17, 2011 at 9:27 pm

He had black in him awesome :)

Tabs October 11, 2010 at 7:42 pm
ethnic October 13, 2010 at 1:52 am

tganks tabs, nice photo but it looks copyrighted.

Tabs October 13, 2010 at 9:19 am
ethnic October 13, 2010 at 9:24 am

I got a good one. non copyrighted too!

Tabs October 13, 2010 at 12:24 pm

thanks :)

aps October 10, 2010 at 11:17 am

Great author! And his grandmother on mother side from my land:))

Affellay February 9, 2013 at 2:26 am

What land do u mean btw?

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