Chaadayev, Pyotr (Yakovlevich)

Chaadayev, Pyotr (Yakovlevich)
born June 7, 1794, Moscow, Russia
died April 26, 1856, Moscow

Russian writer.

In 1827–31 he wrote in French his Philosophical Letters, which explored among other issues Russia's relation to the West; he urged a Western path of development for Russia. After a Russian translation of the first letter appeared, it was banned, and Chaadayev was declared insane. He continued to live in Moscow, however, where he was venerated by young Westernizers, whose ideas of Russian history precipitated the debate between Slavophiles and Westernizers.

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  • Chaadayev, Pyotr Yakovlevich — ▪ Russian author Chaadayev also  Chaadaev  born June 7 [May 27, old style], 1794, Moscow died April 26 [April 14, O.S.], 1856, Moscow       intellectual and writer whose ideas of Russian history precipitated the controversy between the opposing… …   Universalium

  • Pyotr — (as used in expressions) Chaadayev Pyotr Yakovlevich Pyotr Alekseyevich Stolypin Pyotr Arkadyevich Struve Pyotr Berngardovich Tchaikovsky Pyotr Ilyich Wrangel Pyotr Nikolayevich Baron Pyotr Fyodorovich * * * …   Universalium

  • Yakovlevich — (as used in expressions) Chaadayev Pyotr Yakovlevich Danilevsky Nikolay Yakovlevich Malinovsky Rodion Yakovlevich Marr Nikolay Yakovlevich * * * …   Universalium

  • Russia — /rush euh/, n. 1. Also called Russian Empire. Russian, Rossiya. a former empire in E Europe and N and W Asia: overthrown by the Russian Revolution 1917. Cap.: St. Petersburg (1703 1917). 2. See Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. 3. See Russian… …   Universalium

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