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Dostoevsky, Fyodor Mikhailovich (1821–1881)

  1. Gene Edward Veith

Published Online: 25 NOV 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470670606.wbecc0446

The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization

How to Cite

Veith, G. E. 2011. Dostoevsky, Fyodor Mikhailovich (1821–1881). The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization. .

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 NOV 2011


The Russian writer Dostoevsky was born in Moscow on October 30, 1821. His father, Mikhail, was a physician in a hospital for the poor. His mother, Mariya, loved books and music. Fyodor was the second of eight children, one of whom died in infancy. He would become one of the greatest novelists in world literature.


  • Dostoevsky, Fyodor Mikhailovich (1821–1881);
  • repudiating radical ideas, of socialism, nihilism, utopianism;
  • Russian orthodox church;
  • the gambler;
  • notes from the underground;
  • the brothers karamazov, Dostoevsky's last novel