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Fyodor Dostoevsky

1821 - 1881

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Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky (UK: , US: ; Russian: Фёдор Михайлович Достоевский, tr. Fyódor Mikháylovich Dostoyévskiy, IPA: [ˈfʲɵdər mʲɪˈxajləvʲɪdʑ dəstɐˈjefskʲɪj] (listen); 11 November 1821 – 28 January 1881), sometimes transliterated as Dostoyevsky, was a Russian novelist, short story writer, essayist and journalist. Dostoevsky's literary works explore the human condition in the troubled political, social, and spiritual atmospheres of 19th-century Russia, and engage with a variety of philosophical and religious themes. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Fyodor Dostoevsky has received more than 6,221,415 page views. His biography is available in 166 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 163 in 2019). Fyodor Dostoevsky is the 5th most popular writer, the 4th most popular biography from Russia (down from 3rd in 2019) and the most popular Russian Writer.

Fyodor Dostoevsky is most famous for his novel Crime and Punishment.

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Among writers, Fyodor Dostoevsky ranks 5 out of 5,755Before him are Homer, William Shakespeare, Dante Alighieri, and Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. After him are J. R. R. Tolkien, Hans Christian Andersen, Voltaire, Edgar Allan Poe, Sophocles, Leo Tolstoy, and Franz Kafka.

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Among people born in 1821, Fyodor Dostoevsky ranks 1After him are Gustave Flaubert, Charles Baudelaire, Hermann von Helmholtz, Rudolf Virchow, Richard Francis Burton, Pafnuty Chebyshev, August Schleicher, Elizabeth Blackwell, Pauline Viardot, Lola Montez, and Louis Vuitton. Among people deceased in 1881, Fyodor Dostoevsky ranks 1After him are Alexander II of Russia, Modest Mussorgsky, Billy the Kid, Benjamin Disraeli, Lewis H. Morgan, James A. Garfield, Thomas Carlyle, Matthias Jakob Schleiden, Louis Auguste Blanqui, Auguste Mariette, and Jenny von Westphalen.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Fyodor Dostoevsky ranks 4 out of 3,262Before him are Immanuel Kant (1724), Vladimir Lenin (1870), and Vladimir Putin (1952). After him are Leo Tolstoy (1828), Mikhail Gorbachev (1931), Yuri Gagarin (1934), Dmitri Mendeleev (1834), Peter the Great (1672), Boris Yeltsin (1931), Anton Chekhov (1860), and Nikita Khrushchev (1894).

Among WRITERS In Russia

Among writers born in Russia, Fyodor Dostoevsky ranks 1After him are Leo Tolstoy (1828), Anton Chekhov (1860), Alexander Pushkin (1799), Isaac Asimov (1920), Ayn Rand (1905), Maxim Gorky (1868), Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (1918), Boris Pasternak (1890), Vladimir Nabokov (1899), E. T. A. Hoffmann (1776), and Ivan Turgenev (1818).