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09/02/1881 Novelist Fyodor Dostoyevsky dies at 59

Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky was a Russian novelist, story writer, essayist, journalist and philosopher. His literary works explore human psychology in the troubled political, social, and spiritual atmospheres of 19th-century Russia, and engage with a variety of realistic philosophical and religious themes. He died from a pulmonary hemorrhage.


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