Mykola Vasylovych Gogol (1809-1852)
a Ukrainian writer, a novelist, a playwright, was born on 1st (20 GC) March,1809. He studied at the NizhynBezborodkoHigh School of Science (1821-1828). There he wrotehis first literary works: satire "Something about Nizhyn, or laws are not written to fools”," the poem “Hants Kukhelharten”; published manuscript almanacs; he established an amateur theater, where he was a director, an actor and a designer.
Nizhyn citizenscommemorate M.Gogol; the first monument to Gogol was opened in1881(the sculptor was P. Zabila). To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the birth of the writer a memorial plaque (1909) on the façade of the institute was opened; The M.Gogol Museum (1927) was created; on the territory of Nizhyn Gogol State University a monument to the writer (1975) is placed. The central street in the city, a square, a university and a school 5 are name after him.