Russian poet and translator (b. 4/16 January 1829 at Orenburg; d. 3/15 August 1865 at Kadaya), born Mikhail Illarionovich Mikhaylov (Михаил Илларионович Михайлов).
Tchaikovsky's Settings of Works by Mikhaylov
Blue Eyes of Spring (Глазки весны голубые) — No. 2 of the Two Songs (1873) — is a setting of an untitled poem in Mikhayov's cycle New Spring (Новая весна) (1857), which was itself a translation from the German of Die blauen Frühlingsaugen (1831) by Heinrich Heine (1797–1856).