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Vladimir Nabokov (Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov) was born on 23 April, 1899 in St. Petersburg, Russian Empire [now Russia], is a Writer, Actor, Soundtrack. Discover Vladimir Nabokov's Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is He in this year and how He spends money? Also learn how He earned most of Vladimir Nabokov networth?

Popular As Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov
Occupation writer,actor,soundtrack
Age 78 years old
Zodiac Sign Taurus
Born 23 April, 1899
Birthday 23 April
Birthplace St. Petersburg, Russian Empire [now Russia]
Date of death 2 July, 1977
Died Place Lausanne, Switzerland
Nationality Russia

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Vladimir Nabokov Height, Weight & Measurements

At 78 years old, Vladimir Nabokov height is 6' 2" (1.88 m) .

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Who Is Vladimir Nabokov's Wife?

His wife is Vera Evseevna Slonim (15 April 1925 - 2 July 1977) ( his death) ( 1 child)

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Wife Vera Evseevna Slonim (15 April 1925 - 2 July 1977) ( his death) ( 1 child)
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Vladimir Nabokov Net Worth

His net worth has been growing significantly in 2022-2023. So, how much is Vladimir Nabokov worth at the age of 78 years old? Vladimir Nabokov’s income source is mostly from being a successful Writer. He is from Russia. We have estimated Vladimir Nabokov's net worth , money, salary, income, and assets.

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Vladimir Nabokov died on July 2, 1977, in Montreux Palace Hotel, and was laid to rest in the Clarens Cemetery, Montreux, Switzerland.


His own later works: the artfully constructed 'Ada' (1969), 'Transparent Things' (1972), and the autobiographic 'Look at the Harlequins' (1975), were translated into Russian by his son Dimitri. Nabokov also published scholarly works on Nikolay Gogol, James Joyce and Franz Kafka.


In 1964 Nabokov published his four-volume translation of 'Eugene Onegin' by Alexander Pushkin, on which he worked for 10 years. He later made English translations of poems by Mikhail Lermontov and Fyodor Tyutchev.


He later wrote a screenplay for the film Lolita (1962), directed by Stanley Kubrick.

Lolita and "Pale Fire" (1962) are his best known novels.


In 1960 Nabokov moved to Switzerland and made his home at the Montreux Palace Hotel. From there he frequently traveled to Milan, Italy, where his son Dimitri Nabokov was an opera singer at the La Scala. Nabokov's main hobby was his immense collection of rare butterflies which grew to a museum-quality with his many entomological expeditions. He never learned to drive a car, and he depended on his wife Vera to drive him around. Nabokov's individualism manifested in his ironic rejection of any mass-psychology, especially Marxism, Freudism, etc. He never used telephones, thus preventing any outside influence over his way of life. He had a rare gift of synaesthesia, cognate with that of composer Alexander Scriabin and artist Wassily Kandinsky. Nabokov also made his name in chess by composing chess problems.


The novel was banned in America and the UK until 1958.


It took him 6 years to complete "Lolita" (1955), a controversial story of a pedophile's desire for a 12-year-old girl, who reminds him of the little girl he loved as a boy.


In 1945 Nabokov became a naturalized citizen of the United States. He taught literature at Cornell University and worked as entomologist at Harvard University, becoming a distinguished lepidopterist. He published short stories in the Atlantic and the New Yorker magazines in English, while still writing his memoirs in Russian, and agonizing to switch from Russian to English.


In 1940 he crossed the Atlantic Ocean on the Champlain, where he had a first class cabin, paid with the money from the composer Sergei Rachmaninoff.


In 1937 his father's killer was released by Adolf Hitler, and Nabokov had to move to Paris. Three years later he fled from the advancing German Armies to the United States, with his wife and son.


His novel 'The Luzhin Defence' (1930) is alluding to his own story of emigration and the sense of loss.


In 1925 he married Vera Evseevna Slonim, from a Russian-Jewish family, and their son Dimitri was born in 1934. Traumatized by the death of his father and the loss of his home country, Nabokov expressed himself in writing.


In 1923 Nabokov graduated with honors from Trinity College, Cambridge, where he studied zoology and literature. He worked as a translator and tutor in Europe for 18 years.


Nabokov's father was the Secretary of the Russian Provisional Government, when he was arrested during the Russian revolution of October, 1917, and the family estate was confiscated by the communists. The Nabokov family emigrated to London and then to Berlin. There Nabokov's father was murdered at a political meeting while shielding his opponent from assassins. The painful memory of his father's violent death would echo in many of Nabokov's writings.


Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov was born on April 22, 1899, the eldest of five children in a wealthy aristocratic family in St. Petersburg, Russia. His grandfather was a Justice Minister to the Czar Alexander II. His father, named Vladimir Dmitrievich Nabokov, was a liberal political leader, the editor of a liberal newspaper, and was a friend of Sergei Diaghilev. His mother, named Elena Ivanovna (née Rukavishnikov), was the daughter of the wealthiest Russian goldmine owner. Nabokov's family was trilingual. As a child he was already reading foreign writers Edgar Allan Poe, Gustave Flaubert, and the Russians Lev Tolstoy, Nikolay Gogol, and Anton Chekhov. He excelled in languages and literature, as well, as in soccer, tennis and chess. He was inspired by his father's studies in lepidoptery from the age of 7, and spent summers collecting butterflies in the family estate of Vyra, near St. Petersburg. He graduated from the most advanced and prestigious Tenishev School in St. Petersburg, Russia.