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1. Fyodor Dostoevsky Fyodor Dostoevsky Writer, The Double Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky was born on November 11, 1821, in Moscow, Russia. He was the second of seven children of Mikhail Andreevich and Maria Dostoevsky. His father, a doctor, was a member of the Russian nobility, owned serfs and had a considerable estate near Moscow where he lived with his family...
2. Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Soundtrack, Black Swan Pyotr (Peter) Ilyich Tchaikovsky was born on May 7, 1840, in Votkinsk, Vyatka region, Russia. He was the second of six children (five brothers and one sister). His father, named Ilya Chaikovsky, was a mining business executive in Votkinsk. His father's ancestors were from Ukraine and Poland. His mother, named Aleksandra Assier, was of Russian and French ancestry...
3. Modest Mussorgsky Modest Mussorgsky Soundtrack, The Big Lebowski Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky was born on March 21, 1839, in his ancestral estate of Karevo, Pskov province, Russia. He was the 30th generation from Rurik the Great, the first King of ancient Kiev Rus. Mussorgsky's family were wealthy landowners and belonged to Russian landed gentry. Young Mussorgsky studied piano from the age of six under the tutelage of his mother...
4. Alexander Pushkin Alexander Pushkin Writer, Onegin Born to noble parents (his father Sergei was a retired major, and his mother, Nadezhda, was the granddaughter of an ennobled Ethiopian general) on the 26th of May, 1799 in Moscow, Alexander Sergeevich Pushkin became involved with a liberal underground revolutionary group that saw him exiled to the Caucasus...
5. Aleksandr Borodin Aleksandr Borodin Soundtrack, Heartbreakers Aleksandr Borodin was born on November 12, 1833 in St. Petersburg, Russia. He was in fact the illegitimate son of the Georgian Prince, Lukas Gedevanishvili, who registered his son under the name of his serf and payed for Borodin's private education in music, languages and sciences. Young Borodin grew up becoming fluent in German...
6. Nikolai A. Nekrasov Nikolai A. Nekrasov Writer, Svatovstvo gusara Nikolai A. Nekrasov, one of Russian poetry's most eloquent voices who survived through child abuse and poverty in his youth, became a successful publisher and author of some of the most mellifluent verses about women. He was born Nikolai Alekseevich Nekrasov on December 10, 1821, in Nemirov, Yaroslav province...
7. Ivan Goncharov Ivan Goncharov Writer, Oblomov Ivan Goncharov was a classic Russian writer whose novel 'Oblomov' was adapted to film by director Nikita Mikhalkov. He was born Ivan Aleksandrovich Goncharov on June 18, 1812, in Simbirsk, Russian Empire (now Ulyanovsk, Russia). His father, a wealthy merchant, died when Goncharov was only seven, and he was brought up by his Godfather...
8. Nikolai M. Karamzin Nikolai M. Karamzin Writer, Boris Godunov
9. Eduard Napravnik Eduard Napravnik Composer, Dubrovsky
9 names.