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Bogdanovitch, Hippolyte (1743-1803), a Russian poet, called by his fellow-countrymen "the Russian Anacreon." He studied at the university of Moscow, and was intended for the army. The frequenting dramatic performances gave him an irresistible turn for literature. His best known work is a poem, Psyche, which, in an agreeable and simple style, describes in a succession of allegories the dissolute manners of the Russian aristocracy.