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The main woman in the fate of the writer is Anna Akhmatova. But Nikolai Gumilev constantly lived in the power of feelings, never suffered from a lack of attention from women and generously devoted to the fair sex his poems. Among the many admirers were still a few women who were able to leave the brightest mark in his heart. But at the same time Anna Akhmatova was undoubtedly given a special place.

Nikolai Gumilev was 17, Anna Gorenko – 14, when they met in Tsarskoye Selo. It became a real deity for the future poet, which he raised on the pedestal of his feelings. The young Charmer gladly accepted the courtship of Gumilev, flirted with him and strolled around Tsarskoye Selo. But when the poet offered the girl his hand and heart, she replied with a categorical refusal. Then Nikolai Gumilev went to Paris, entered the Sorbonne, but could not forget the girl.

Anna, a little potamousis without the attention of his friend of youth, I decided to write him a letter. And now the lover rushed to the Crimea, where at that time his beloved was with the whole family of Gorenko. Inspired by the poet hoped, now she would become his wife. The disappointment was bitter. Anna saw on the shore of the dead dolphins, considered it a bad sign and again refused Gumilev. He even tried to commit suicide, but he was saved.

By the time Gumilev returned to St. Petersburg, Anna Gorenko had already been successfully printed under the name Akhmatova. They Willy-nilly had to cross and soon she changed her anger to mercy: in 1910 Gumilev and Akhmatova became husband and wife.

Their Union lasted eight years. But every year was in the life of Akhmatova torment. Husband, who promised her a heavenly life, very soon went in search of a new Muse. Even the birth of a son could not strengthen this marriage. However, when Nikolai Gumilev went to the front during the First world war, his wife also did not keep him faithful.

Disappointed in her husband, tired of his endless infidelity, she found solace in the arms of other men. After Gumilev’s return from the front spouses finally left. Later they had new meetings and new families. When Nikolai Gumilev was shot, Anna Akhmatova began to call herself his widow, carefully kept his manuscripts, published his books and dedicated her poems.

They first met in Paris in 1907. It was not love at first sight, although it was then that they felt mutual sympathy. They were brought together by memories of their favorite places in the homeland and the possibility of easy communication. Two years later they met again, this time in St. Petersburg. Now everyone saw in this random meeting at the Academy of arts a special sign and to resist this did not see the point.

Lisa Dmitrieva could not be called a beauty, but she was so soft, simple and responsive that even a slight limp on this background seemed imperceptible. Nikolai Gumilev fell in love and several times made the girl an offer of marriage. But she always refuses. She did not want to be subordinated to the will of another person, and Gumilev wanted just that.

During a joint trip Gumilev and Dmitrieva in may 1909 in Crimea, Maximilian Voloshin was revealed that longtime love Lisa in Maximilian’s mutual. Dmitrieva asked Gumilev to leave Koktebel. In the autumn of the same year in the magazine “Apollo” began to publish poems mysterious Cherubina de Gabian. The image of the poet was invented by Maximilian Voloshin and his lover.

Contemptuous opinion of the poet Gumilyov, in the presence Voloshin led the opponents on the Black river, where they were shot. Fortunately, their duel did without bloodshed.

Later Lisa Dmitrieva married an engineer, and 10 years after the marriage they were arrested and sent to Ekaterinodar. In 1928, Elizabeth Dmitrieva died in exile in Tashkent.

The Roman poet with the actress of the Meyerhold theatre was rapid and transient. They met in January 1912, and a year later with a small Olga Vysotskaya broke off relations with Nikolai Gumilev, not bothering with any explanations. A few months later, Orestes was born. The son of Nikolai Gumilev never seen, there is evidence that he didn’t even know about its existence. Orest Nikolaevich himself before meeting with his elder brother Lev Gumilev in 1937 had no idea about who the father was.

Nikolai Gumilev’s relationship with Larisa Reisner lasted only six months. The poet wrote another beautiful letters to his Muse, devoted poetic lines and… at the same time courted Anna Engelhardt. Larisa Mikhailovna extremely painfully survived the break with Gumilev and, according to biographers, trying to get rid of resentment and emptiness, plunged into revolutionary activity. Later, the fiery redhead admits she has never loved anyone as Nikolai Gumilev and forgave him all the wrongs.

The marriage between Anna Engelhardt and Nikolai Gumilev was concluded in the winter of 1920, when their daughter Elena was more than a year old. According to the memoirs of contemporaries, Anna was a very nice girl, but not distinguished by a special mind. Poet, above in light with his the second wife, often asked its silence, for in silence she seems more beautiful.

Anna Engelhardt’s brother Alexander Nikolaevich believed that Gumilev made a mistake by marrying his sister. The girl, who had an attractive appearance, had a rather heavy character. This was the reason for Anna’s marital exile. She lived with the poet’s mother and aunt in Bezhetsk, periodically visiting her husband in St. Petersburg. But with family relationships Anna has not evolved: it is capricious and spending massive amounts of money sent by her husband for maintenance.

Later, the poet took his wife to St. Petersburg, where she served in some theater. After the tragic death of Gumilev, she was not particularly aware of the grief that befell her. A few years later, Engelhardt admitted: upset by the news of the death of her husband, she danced badly in the theater. Anna Engelhardt and the poet’s daughter Elena died of starvation during the siege of Leningrad.

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