A. N. Radişcev (Aleksandr Radishchev)

A. N. Radişcev

Biography A. N. Radişcev (1749 - 1802)

Also known as: Aleksandr Radishchev.
Also called: Alexander Nikolayevich Radishchev.
Was born on 20 aug 1749.
Died on 24 dec 1802, at 53 years old.
Origin country Russian Federation

Alexander Nikolayevich Radishchev (Russian: Алекса́ндр Никола́евич Ради́щев; 31 August [O.S. 20 August] 1749 – 24 September [O.S. 12 September] 1802) was a Russian author and social critic who was arrested and exiled under Catherine the Great. He brought the tradition of radicalism in Russian literature to prominence with his 1790 novel Journey from St. Petersburg to Moscow. His depiction of socio-economic conditions in Russia resulted in his exile to Siberia until 1797.

He was the grandfather of painter Alexey Bogolyubov.
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