Mikhail Leonidovich Ancharov was born on March 28, 1923, in Moscow, USSR. Soviet novelist, poet, bard, playwright, screenwriter and artist. He is one of the founders of the art song genre. Back in 1937, Ancharov began to compose songs based on poems by Alexander Green, Boris Kornilov, Vera Inber. During the war, he began to write songs on his own verses, performing them with his own accompaniment on a seven-string guitar. He is considered the founder of the genre of the author's song ("the first bard"); Vladimir Vysotsky called Ancharov his teacher. After the war, along with writing songs and poems, he writes prose. His heroes invent the perpetual motion machine, prove Fermat's theorem and make many of the most incredible discoveries.