Born December 13, 1873 in Moscow, in a family of merchants.
Grandfather from his father - a merchant from the former serfs, the grandfather of the mother - a poet, a self-taught. YA. Bakulin. My father took a great interest in literature and natural sciences.
In 1893 he graduated from the Moscow school. L. I. Polivanov.
From 1893 to 1899 he studied at the historical-philological faculty of Moscow University, first at the department of classical philology, then at the historic. University graduate with a diploma of degree 1.
In 1896 he married John Matveyevna Runt.
In 1894 - 95 held creative debut Bryusov
. He has released three collections of "Russian Symbolism", consisting of works of young poets, as well as his own translations from the French symbolists.
In the second half of 1890 Brousov acquainted with the D. S. Merezhkovsky, SW. N. Gippius, K. D. Balmont EF. K. Sologub and others. Getting them determines its further work.
In 1898, met with the editor of "Russian Archive" P. I. Bartenev and begins to engage in literary translation of foreign literature, which did not cease to do in a lifetime.
. In 1899 he became one of the organizers and leaders of the publishing house "Scorpion".
. From 1900 to 1909 he published his book of poetry: "Third watch" (1900), "Urbi et Orbi" (1903), "Garland" (1906), "All the tunes" (1909).
. From 1904 to 1909 - Editor of "Libra".
. Since September 1910 headed by the literary criticism section in the magazine "Russian Thought".
. In 1912 he published a collection of "Mirror of shadows".
. In 1916 he published his book "The seven colors of the rainbow", in which the author shared the sentiments of military patriotism
. Also started to write new book "Ninth Kamena", released only after his death. Was at the front as a war correspondent.
. In 1917 - 19 led the Committee for seal registration, . headed the department of scientific libraries and the literary department Narcompros, . held responsible posts in the State Academic Council, . State Publishing House and others, lectured at the 1 st Moscow State University.,
. In 1920, entering the ranks of the CPSU (b).
. In 1921 organized the Literary Arts Institute and was its first rector, and also taught at the Communist Academy, the Institute of words.
. In 1922 he published his book "Dali" in 1924 - "Hurry."
. He is the author of several science fiction novels, short stories and plays, some of which were published posthumously.
. Died Oct. 9, 1924.
- In journalistic articles about. YA. Bryusov from the discharge memoirs. Author: Vyacheslav Ivanov, g. Baku, 1923. Published in Russian Thought ", б? 4255, Paris, 28.01.99.