Innokenty Fedorovich Annensky was born on September 1, 1855, in Omsk, Russian Empire. Russian poet, playwright and translator, critic. Researcher of literature and language, director of the men's Tsarskoye Selo gymnasium. Brother of N.F. Annensky. After leaving the gymnasium, Annensky worked as a district inspector, but at the same time, he managed to make translations from ancient Greek and French (translated Euripides, Baudelaire, Verlaine, Rimbaud), published several collections of poetry, wrote critical articles. Annensky's work was highly appreciated by his contemporaries, he was considered almost the best translator in St. Petersburg and a connoisseur of Russian literature. He was a recognized authority on matters of classicism and classical education.