|1819||Dostoevsky's father, Michael Dostoevsky, marries Marie Nechaeva.|
|1820||First son, Michael, born.|
|1821||Father becomes Doctor in Hospital for the poor, Moscow. October 30, Fyodor Mikhailovich born.|
|1837|| January 29 Poet Pushkin killed in duel.
February 27 Dostoevsky's mother dies.
May, the two brothers move to Petersburg.
July, the father retires and moves to the country with the two youngest brothers.
|1839|| January, Dostoevsky enters military Engineering School
June, Dostoevsky's father is murdered by his serf peasants because of his cruelty and strictness.
|1842||August, Dostoevsky commissioned Second Lieutenant.|
|1844||August, he leaves the military service, begins literary career. Starts writing The Poor Folk.|
|1845||Summer, The Poor Folk is a great success with literary leaders.|
|1846||Spring, Dostoevsky meets Petrashevasky. Begins suffering from epileptic seizures. Publishes "The Double".|
|1848||Participates more and more in political discussions of Petrashevasky's article.|
|1849||April 23, Dostoevsky arrested. Later sentenced to death. Reprieved at last minute, on execution scaffold in Petersburg Square.|
|1850-54||Spends four years as convict in Siberia, in Omsk.|
|1854-59||Serves as common soldier in Siberia, in Semipacatinsk.|
|1857||February, marries Maria Isaeva.|
|1859||Dostoevsky is permitted to live in Tver, later, in Siberian experiences.|
|1860||Publishes The House of the Dead about his Siberian experiences. A two-volume edition of his works appears.|
|1861||Emancipation of Serfs Proclamation. The Insulted and The Injured published.|
|1862||Visit to France and England|
|1862-63||Liason with Apollinaria Suslova.|
|1860-63||Writes for and edits magazine "Time" (Vremya).|
|1863|| May, "Time" stopped by the government.
August-October, stays in France and Italy.
|1864||January, permitted to publish new magazine, "Epoch" (Epokha).|
April, his wife dies.
June, "Epoch" stops because of lack of funds.
July, his brother dies.
Visits Germany. Sees Suslova. Works on Crime and Punishment.
Two Volume edition of his works published by stellovsky.
|1866||Works on Crime and Punishment. Proposes to and is accepted by Anna Gregorievna Snitkina. Further volumes of his works published.|
|1867||Stays in Germany; gambles. Works on The Idiot.|
|1868-69||Lives abroad - Germany and Switzerland.|
|1871||Returns to Petersburg. Works on The Possessed. The Possessed published in The Russian Messenger.|
|1873-76||Dostoevsky collaborates on magazine THE CITIZEN. Writes The Raw Youth. Lives in Straya Russia and visits Germany three times.|
|1875||The Raw Youth published.|
|1876-77||Publishes magazine "Writer's Diary".|
|1876||November, writes story "The Gentle Spirit".||1878||May, Dostoevsky's three-year old son Alexy dies of epilepsy. Dostoevsky philosopher Vladimir Solovyov visit together the Optina monastery. Begins work on The Brothers Karamazov.|
|1879||The Brothers Karamazov begins to appear.|
|1880||June 8, Dostoevsky delivers widely acclaimed speech at the dedication of Pushkin's statue. Concludes work on The Brothers Karamazov.|
|1881||January 28, Dostoevsky dies after three days of illness, of Lung - Hemorrhages.|