Maksim Bahdanovich (also Bahdanovich; Bogdanovich; Bagdanovich) (December 9, 1891 – May 25, 1917) was a famous Belarusian poet, journalist and literary critic.
Bahdanovich was born in Minsk in the family of a scientist. In 1892 the family moved to Hrodna where his mother soon died of tuberculosis.
In 1896 the poet's father, Adam Bahdanovich moved with his children to Nizhny Novgorod, Russia. At that time Maksim wrote his first poems in the Belarusian language. In 1902 Bahdanovich attended a gymnasium. During the Revolution of 1905 he was an active participant of the strikes organised by his commilitodes.
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