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Birth Name: Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Born: 11 November 1821 Died: 9 February 1881

Country of origin: Russian Federation


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Description: Dostoyevsky's mother was Russian. His paternal ancestors were from a place called Dostoyeve, natives of the guberniya (province) of Minsk, not far from Pinsk. The last name of the paternal family is assumed to be 'Rdishev' prior to its assumption of the township eponym 'Dostoyevsky'. According to one account, Dostoyevsky's paternal ancestors were Polonized nobles (szlachta) of Russian origin and went to war bearing Polish Radwan Coat of Arms. Dostoyevsky (Polish "Dostojewski") Radwan armorial bearings were drawn for the Dostoyevsky Museum in Moscow. Dostoyevsky was the second of six children born to Mikhail and Maria ... (more)
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"35 stars 1846 The Double*** 1848 White Nights** 1849 A Little Hero* 1859 The Village of Stepanchikovo*** 1861 Humiliated and Insulted*** 1862 The House of the Dead*** 1864 Notes from Underground*** 1866 Crime and Punishment*** 1866 The Gambler*** 1868 The Idiot*** 1870 The Eternal Husband*** 1876 The Meek One* 1877 The Dream of a Ridiculous Man* 1880 The Brothers Karamazov*** "

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