Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Novelist Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Profession: Novelist


Why Famous: Russian novelist from the Golden Age of Russian literature.

Famous for his novellas and larger novels such as "Notes from Underground" (1864), "Crime and Punishment" (1866) and "The Brothers Karamazov" (1880).

Born: November 11, 1821
Birthplace: Moscow, Russian Empire
Star Sign: Scorpio

Died: February 9, 1881 (aged 59)
Cause of Death: Pulmonary haemorrhage

Married Life

  • 1867-02-15 Russian novelist Fyodor Dostoyevsky (45) weds Anna Snitkina at Trinity Cathedral in Saint Petersburg, Russia

Historical Events in the Life of Fyodor Dostoyevsky

  • 1846-01-15 Russian writer Fyodor Dostoyevsky's first novel "Poor Folk" is published in the St Petersburg Collection almanac
  • 1849-04-23 Russian writer Fyodor Dostoyevsky and members of the Petrashevsky Circle are arrested in St. Petersburg
  • 1849-12-22 The execution of Russian writer Fyodor Dostoyevsky by firing squad is called off at the last second
  • 1880-06-08 Russian writer Fyodor Dostoyevsky delivers an emotional speech at the unveiling of a monument to Pushkin in Moscow

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