Fyodor Dostoyevsky Biography

Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky, sometimes transliterated Dostoevsky, was a Russian novelist, short story writer, essayist, journalist and philosopher. Dostoyevsky's literary works explore human psychology in the context of the troubled political, social, and spiritual atmosphere of 19th-century Russia. He began writing in his 20s, and his first novel, Poor Folk, was published in 1846 when he was 25. His major works include Crime and Punishment, The Idiot, Demons and The Brothers Karamazov. His output consists of eleven novels, three novellas, seventeen short novels and numerous other works. Many literary critics rate him as one of the greatest and most prominent psychologists in world literature. His novella Notes From Underground is considered to be one of the first works of existentialist literature.

Born in Moscow in 1821, Dostoyevsky was introduced to literature at an early age through fairy tales and legends, and through books by Russian and foreign authors. His mother died in 1837, when he was 15, and around the same time he left school to enter the Nikolayev Military Engineering Institute. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Nationality:
Russian Empire
Profession:
Writer, Novelist, Author, Essayist, Engineer, Journalist, Philosopher
Ethnicity:
Russian
Religion:
Christianity, Eastern Christianity
Date of Birth:
November 11, 1821
Astrological Sign:
Scorpio
Date of Death:
February 9, 1881
Age at Death:
59
Cause of Death:
Emphysema, Epilepsy
Marriages
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