Google Doodle Celebrating Zinaida Gippius’ 150th Birthday – Google Doodle is celebrating the renowned Russian poet and author Zinaida Gippius’ 150th birthday on November 20, 2019.
Google Doodle Celebrating Zinaida Gippius’ 150th Birthday:
Today’s Doodle artwork illustrated by Moscow-based guest artist Maria Shishova, honors Russian poet, playwright, novelist, editor and religious thinker, one of the major figures in Russian symbolism Zinaida Gippius.
One of Russia’s best known female writers at the turn of the century, Zinaida Gippius, was born on this day, 1869, in Belyov, Tula, the eldest of four sisters.
Zinaida is considered one of the founders of Russia’s Symbolist movement.
Zinaida’s father, Nikolai Romanovich Gippius, who was a German-Russian lawyer and a senior officer in the Russian Senate and her mother, Anastasia Vasilyevna (née Stepanova), was a daughter of the Yekaterinburg Chief of Police.
Zinaida Gippius met the writer Dmitry Merezhkovsky at age 19 and the two were married in 1889.
Gippius published literary criticism under a male pen name.
Happy 150th birthday to Russian poet & author Zinaida Gippius! Committed to creativity, she is renowned for her intensely personal verse & style.
— Google Doodles (@GoogleDoodles) November 20, 2019
Google Doodle On Zinaida Gippius’ 150th Birthday:
Gippius published her first book of poetry — Collection of Poems, in 1903.
According to Google Doodle, Around the time of the Russian Revolution, Zinaida Gippius and Dmitry Merezhkovsky’s outspoken views compelled them to move from their homeland and they spent time in Poland, Italy, and France, where they helped assemble a group of like-minded Russian émigrés in Paris.
Zinaida Gippius wrote in one of her last poems, “Alas, now they are torn apart: the timelessness and all things human / But time will come and both will intertwine into one shimmering eternity’.”
Dmitry Merezhkovsky’s death in 1941 was a major blow to Zinaida Gippius, who died a few years later in 1945.