Smolensky Cemetery, Naberezhnaya Reki Smolenki, 27, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 199155
Arseny Arkadyevich Goleníshchev-Kutúzov (June 7, 1848 - February 10, 1913), was a Russian poet known in part for writing the texts of Modest Mussorgsky's two song cycles of the 1870s: Sunless and Songs and Dances of Death. Mussorgsky's homosexuality is often based on the analysis of a pair of affectionate letter to Goleníshchev-Kutúzov.
He was the son of Arkadii Pavlovich Golenischev-Kutuzov(1812-1859), a senator and state secretary for the Kingdom of Poland, and the grandson of Pavel Vassiliyevich Golenischev-Kutuzov (1772-1843), governor-general of St. Petersburg 1825-1830 (the latter is not to be confused with field marshal Mikhail Illarionovich Goleníschev-Kutúzov who commanded the Russian forces against the Napoleon invasion in Russia in 1812, and who came from a younger noble branch of the family).
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