Alexey Nikolaevich Apukhtin was born on November 27 (15), 1840 in Bolkhov, Russian Empire. Russian poet.
Romances brought him the greatest fame. Using all the traditions of love, gipsy romance, he introduced a lot of his own artistic temperament into this genre. Many romances were set to music by P. Tchaikovsky and other famous composers. "Crazy Nights" is a classic example of Russian romance. In 1886, after the publication of the collection Poems, his poetic fame was finally consolidated. In 1890 prose works were written - "Unfinished Story", "Archive of Countess D.", "Diary of Pavlik Dolsky", published posthumously. Apukhtin's prose was highly appreciated by M. A. Bulgakov.