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Dostoevsky

Russian History

World History

1800  

 

 

1798-1814 French Predominance in Central Europe

1801

 

1801-25 Reign of Alexander I

 

1802

 

 

 

1803

 

 

 

1804

 

 

1804-14 Reign of Napoleon I: The Empire, 1804-1811 Napoleonic Codes

1805

 

 

 

1806

 

1806-12 Russo-Turkish War, Russia acquires Bessarabia

1806 End of Holy Roman Empire
1806-25 Latin American countries win independence

1807

 

Franco-Russian Alliance

British slave trade ended

1808

 

1808-09 Russo-Swedish War; Russia acquires Finland

1808-13 Peninsular War in Spain

1809

 

 

1809-11 Napoleon at height of power

1810

 

 

 

1811

 

1811-48 V. Belinsky ushers in Russian Literary Criticism

 

1812

 

Napoleon invades Russia

US British War

1813

 

 

1813-14 German War of Liberation: Leipzig

1814

 

 

1814-15 Congress of Vienna
1814-24 Louis XVIII of France

1815

 

 

Hundred Days War: Waterloo

1816

 

 

 

1817

 

 

 

1818

 

 

 

1819

 

 

 

1820

 

 

 

1821

Dostoevsky born Oct. 10 in Moscow

 

 

1822

 

 

 

1823

 

 

Monroe Doctrine

1824

 

 

1824-30 Reign of Charles X of France

1825

 

Decembrists
1825-55 Reign of Nicholas I

 

1826

 

1826-28 War with Persia; Russia gains Armenia

 

1827

 

 

 

1828

 

1828-29 Russo-Turkish War; Russia penetrates into the Balkans

 

1829

 

 

 

1830

 

 

Revolutionary Flurries
1830-48 July Monarchy in France: Louis Philippe

1831

 

A. Pushkin writes Eugene and Onegin and the play Boris Godunov

 

1832

 

 

 

1833

 

 

Abolition Act abolishes slavery in Britain

1834

Enters Chermak Private High School in Moscow

 

 

1835

 

 

 

1836

 

 

 

1837

D's mother dies at age 37.

Death of Pushkin

1837-1901 Victoria queen in Britain

1838

Enters St. Petersburg Military Engineering Academy

 

 

1839

D's father, Mikhail Andreevich, is killed by village serfs

 

First Anglo-Chinese (Opium) War

1840

 

 

 

1841

 

 

 

1842

 

Gogol published Dead Souls

 

1843

Graduates from Military Academy. Begins work as a draughtsman

 

 

1844

Begins work on Poor People. Resigns from job as draughtsman

 

 

1845

 

 

 

1846

Poor People is published

 

 

1847

Starts visiting the Petrashevsky Circle

 

 

1848

 

 

Marx & Engels write The Communist Manifesto
Revolution: Second French Republic

1849

Arrested, tried, and sentenced to death with other Petrashevsky Circle members

 

 

1850

1850-54 incarcerated at Omsk maximum security prison

 

1850-73: Golden Age of British Capitalism: Free Trade

1851

 

 

 

1852

 

 

1852-70: Reign of Napoleon III

1853

 

Russo-Turkish War

 

1854

1854-59 Military exile in Siberia

1854-56 Crimean War

1854-68 Westernizing of Japan

1855

 

1855-81 Reign of Alexander II

 

1856

Proposes to Maria Isaeva

 

 

1857

Marries Maria Isaeva
Achieves the rank of lieutenant

 

 

1858

Begins work as editor of Time

 

Formation of Rumania

1859

 

 

Darwin writes Origin of Species
1859-70 Unification of Italy

1860

Returns to St. Petersburg
Publishes The House of the Dead

Russians found Vladivostok

Westren Europe - free trade with England

1861

Publishes The Insulted and Injured

Emancipation of Serfs

1861-65 American Civil War

1862

Travels to Paris and several European countries

Turgenev publishes Fathers and Sons

 

1863

 

 

 

1864

Notes from the Underground published
His wife dies
His brother dies

 

 

1865

The Complete Works of Dostoevsky published

 

 

1866

Proposes to Anna Gregorievna Snitkina

 

 

1867

Marries Anna. The Dostoevskys go to Europe ans stay for four years

Russia sells Alaska to the US

Dominion of Canada
Marx writes Capital

1868

Birth of first child, Sofia, who dies after three months
The Idiot published

 

 

1869

 

Mendeleev devises the periodic table of the elements

 

1870

 

1870-80 Populism and Nihilism

Vatican Council I
Franco-Prussian War
1870-1940 Third Republic in France

1871

Publishes Demons

 

1871-1918 German Empire (Bismark)
Darwin writes Descent of Man

1872

 

 

 

1873

 

1873-76 Tolstoy writes Anna Karenina

 

1874

 

 

 

1875

Publishes The Raw Youth

 

 

1876

Publishes The Writer's Diary

 

 

1877

 

Russo-Turkish War
Tchaikovsky composes the score for Swan Lake

 

1878

Son Alexei dies at age 3

Autonomy of Bulgaria; Independence of Siberia
Congress of Berlin

Bismark's Anti-Socialist Laws

1879

 

 

 

1880

 

 

1880-90 Socialist parties founded; revisionism
1880-1914 Height of Imperialism

1881

Brothers Karamazov finished
Dostoevsky dies

Assassination of Alexander II
1881-94 Reign of Alexander III

 

1882

 

 

 

1883

 

 

1883-93 French in Indochina

1884

 

 

 

1885

 

 

1885-98 Partition of Africa

1886

 

 

 

1887

 

 

 

1888

 

 

1888-1918 Reign of William II of Germany

1889

 

 

 

1890

 

Tchaikovsky: Sleeping Beauty

 

1891

 

 

 

1892

 

Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker

 

1893

 

Triple Entente with France and Britain

 

1894

 

1894-1917 Reign of Nicholas II

1894-1906 Dreyfus Affair in France

1895

 

 

 

1896

 

Chekhov: The Sea Gull

 

1897

 

Lenin arrested for radical activities

 

1898

 

Formation of Russian Social Democratic Labor Party

Spanish-American War; Fashoda crisis

1899

 

Chekhov: Uncle Vanya

1899-1902 Boer War

1900

 

 

Freud writes Interpretation of Dreams

1901

 

 

 

1902

 

 

Anglo-Japanese War

1903

 

Bolshevik-Menshevik split in the Social Democratic Labor party

 

1904

 

Russo-Japanese War
Chekhov: The Cherry Orchard
Pavlov wins Nobel prize for Physiology and Medicine

 

1905

 

Revolution in Russia
Trans-Siberian railroad completed

 

1914

 

 

World War I begins

1917

 

Lenin successfully topples the monarchy
Russia becomes a socialist state

 

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