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Mikhail Saltykov-Shchedrin
Portrait of Shchedrin by Ivan Kramskoi
Portrait of Shchedrin by Ivan Kramskoi
Born (1826-01-27)27 January 1826
village Spas-Ugol, Kalyazin uyezd, Tver Governorate, Russian Empire
Died 10 May 1889(1889-05-10) (aged 63)
Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire
Pen name Shchedrin
Occupation writer, civil administrator, magazine editor
Nationality Russian
Period 1847—1889
Genre Satirical Fiction
Notable works The History of a Town
The Golovlyov Family
Fairy Tales for Children of a Fair Age
Spouse Elizaveta Boltova
Relatives Saltykov family


Mikhail Yevgrafovich Saltykov-Shchedrin (Russian: Михаи́л Евгра́фович Салтыко́в-Щедри́н; IPA: [mʲɪxɐˈil jɪvˈɡrafəvʲɪtɕ səltɨˈkof ɕːɪˈdrʲin]; 27 January [O.S. 15 January] 1826 – 10 May [O.S. 28 April] 1889), was a major Russian writer and satirist of the 19th century. He spent most of his life working as a civil servant in various capacities. After the death of poet Nikolay Nekrasov he acted as editor of the well-known Russian magazine, Otechestvenniye Zapiski, until the government banned it in 1884. His best-known work, the novel The Golovlyov Family, appeared in 1876.

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