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Fiodor DOSTOÏEVSKI

Russian Fiodor DOSTOÏEVSKI

born Fiodor Mikhaïlovitch DOSTOÏEVSKI

Russian novelist, short story writer, essayist, journalist and philosopher

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Born: on November 11, 1821 in Moscou, Empire russe, Russian Federation
Died: on February 09, 1881 in Saint-Pétersbourg, Empire russe, Russian Federation


Biography

Dostoevsky's parents were part of a multi-ethnic and multi-denominational noble family, its branches including Russian Orthodox Christians, Polish Roman Catholics and Ukrainian Eastern Catholics. The family traced its roots back to a Tatar, Aslan Chelebi-Murza, who in 1389 defected from the Golden Horde and joined the forces of Dmitry Donskoy, the first prince of Muscovy to openly challenge the Mongol authority in the region, and whose descendant, Danilo Irtishch, was ennobled and given lands in the Pinsk region (for centuries part of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, now in modern-day Belarus) in 1509 for his services under a local prince, his progeny then taking the name "Dostoevsky" based on a village there called Dostoïevo.

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