Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Ancestry Maria Fyodorovna Dostoyevskaya Mikhail Andreevich Dostoyevsky Dostoyevsky’s parents were part of a multi-ethnic and multi-denominational Ruthenian–Litvin noble family from the Pinsk region, with roots dating to the 16th century. Branches of the family included Russian Orthodox Christians, Roman Catholics… >>

Anton Chekhov

Biography Childhood Birth house of Anton Chekhov Young Chekhov in 1882 The Taganrog Boys Gymnasium in the late 19th century. The cross on top is no longer present. Portrait of young Chekhov in country clothes Young Chekhov (left) with brother… >>

William Shakespeare

Life Main article: Shakespeare’s life Early life William Shakespeare was the son of John Shakespeare, an alderman and a successful glover originally from Snitterfield, and Mary Arden, the daughter of an affluent landowning farmer.[8] He was born in Stratford-upon-Avon and… >>