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Galina Arturovna Benislavskaya
Birth: Dec. 16, 1897
Death: Dec. 3, 1926

A Poet's Fan. Her greatest love was Sergei Alexandrovich Yesenin, a noted Russian poet. She wrote him several letters and he did answer some of them, but he did not return the same affection for her; this was a one-sided relationship. By the age of thirty-five-years-old, he had been married four times, had several mistresses and fathered four children. An alcoholic, he had just escaped from a mental clinic after being diagnosed with depression when he apparently hung himself in his hotel room. Three weeks before the first anniversary of his death, she, as a devoted fan, was overcome with grief and hung herself on a tree near his grave. After this tragic incident, all the trees surrounding the poet's grave had to be remove to prevent another one of his fans copying Benislavskaya's act. (bio by: Linda Davis) 

Cause of death: Hung herself in a tree above the grave of Sergei Yesenin
 
Burial:
Vagan'kovskoe Cemetery
Moscow
Moscow Federal City, Russia
Plot: Meters from Yesenin's grave
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Apr 27, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 9182
Galina Arturovna Benislavskaya
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Galina Arturovna Benislavskaya
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So sad a story.
- Linda Davis
 Added: Dec. 3, 2016
Вѣчная Память ☦
- R.C.
 Added: Dec. 3, 2014

- AR
 Added: Mar. 27, 2014
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