Dostoyevsky ( Достоевский) is a Russian surname. Notable people with the surname include:
Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Russian writer and essayist
Mikhail Dostoyevsky, Fyodor's brother, short story writer and publisher
Andrei Dostoyevsky, Fyodor's younger brother, an architect
Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky His name has been variously transcribed into English, his first name sometimes being rendered as Theodore or Fedor. Before the postrevolutionary Reforms of Russian orthography#The post-revolution reform, orthographic reform which, among other things, replaced the Cyrillic letter Ѳ ('th') with the Cyrillic letter Ф ('f'), Dostoyevsky's name was written Ѳеодоръ (Theodor) Михайловичъ Достоевскій. ( Фёдор Миха́йлович Достое́вский; 11 November 1821 – 9 February 1881 Old Style and New Style dates, Old Style date 30 October 1821 – 28 January 1881), sometimes transliterated Dostoevsky, was a Russian novelist, short story writer, essayist and philosopher. Dostoyevsky's literary works explore human psychology in the context of the troubled political, social, and spiritual atmosphere of 19th-century Russia. He began writing in his 20s, and his first novel, '' Poor Folk'', was published in 1846 when he was 25. His major works include '' Crime and Punishment'' (1866), '' The Idiot'' (1869), and '' The Brothers Karamazov'' (1880). His output consists of eleven novels, three novellas, seventeen short novels and numerous other works. Many literary critics rate him as one of the greatest and most prominent psychologists in world literature.