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Karamzin, Nicholas Michailovitch (1765-1826), a Russian historian, novelist, and poet, after serving for some time in the Imperial Guards, went on tour in Western Europe, visiting England among other countries. His Letters from a Russian Traveller, published in 1789, were translated into both French and English. The great work of his life was his History of the Empire of Russia, consisting of 12 vols., which appeared between 1816 and 1828.