Andrey Dostoyevsky

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Andrey Dostoyevsky
Dostoyevsky Andrey Mikhailovich.jpg
Born (1825-03-27)March 27, 1825
Died March 19, 1897(1897-03-19) (aged 71)
Saint Petersburg
Nationality Russian
Alma mater Saint-Petersburg State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering
Occupation Architect

Andrey Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky (Russian: Андрей Михайлович Достоевский; (1825-03-27)March 27, 1825—March 19, 1897(1897-03-19)) was a Russian architect, engineer, memoirist, building restorer, father of renowned histologist Alexander Dostoyevsky and a brother of famous writer Fyodor Dostoyevsky.[1] Andrey was not as close with Fyodor as his elder brother Mikhail, but they were also friends. They corresponded throughout their lives. Andrey Dostoyevsky's Memoirs (Russian: Воспоминания, Vospominania), first published in 1930, contain a lot of information on the early years of Fyodor Dostoyevsky's life. Memoirs covers the period of time from 1825 to 1871 and was written in the eight months between 1895—1896.[2]


In late 1841 Andrey Dostoyevsky moved to Saint Petersburg.[1] The following year he entered the Saint-Petersburg State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering, graduating in June 1848. Subsequently, he worked as an engineer in Saint Petersburg.[1] He had none of the literary talent of his brothers Fyodor and Mikhail.[3] In 1849 Andrey was arrested as a member of Petrashevsky Circle and placed in Peter and Paul Fortress,[4] because he was mistaken for Mikhail. 13 days later Andrey was released, but this incident ruined his career. Because of the relations to Dostoyevsky family, he was sent out of Saint Petersburg and appointed as head architect in Elisavetgrad. In July 1850 Andrey Dostoyevsky married Domnika Fedorchenko. They had 2 sons and 2 daughters.

Andrey Dostoyevsky worked as an architect in Elisavetgrad, Simferopol, Dnipropetrovsk.[2] In 1865 he was appointed at Yaroslavl guberniya, where he served on various positions for more than twenty-five years. Widowed in 1887, after his retirement in 1890 he lived alone.[2] In 1897 he died of cancer.


A fire lookout tower in Mologa (on the right) designed by Andrey Dostoyevsky.


  1. ^ a b c Lantz, Kenneth (2004). The Dostoevsky Encyclopedia. Greenwood Publishing Group. p. 107. ISBN 0-313-30384-3. 
  2. ^ a b c Dostoyevsky, A. "Introductory article by A.A. Dostoevsky". Memoirs of Andrey Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky (in Russian). Retrieved 20 September 2010. 
  3. ^ Dostoyevsky, Aimee (2001). Fyodor Dostoyevsky: A Study. The Minerva Group, Inc. p. 56. ISBN 978-0-89875-165-9. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Potashev, I. Ярославские зодчие. Андрей Михайлович Достоевский [Yaroslavl architects. Andrei Dostoyevsky] (in Russian). Retrieved 20 September 2010. [permanent dead link]

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