(1818 – 1887)
Katkov Mikhail Nikiforovich (1818, Moscow – 1887, pp. Znamenskoe Moscow Province) is a journalist. The genus. in the family of a small office clerk, childhood and youth passed in poverty. Katkov studied at the Transfiguration Orphan School of the 1st Mosk. gymnasium and in a private boarding house. In 1834 – 1838 Katkov so successfully engaged in the verbal division of Moscow. Un-ta, that listen to his answers came to the students, and he graduated with a degree with honors. Katkov entered the circles of NV Stankevich and VG Belinsky, was acquainted with AI Herzen, closely met with MA Bakunin, was published in Zh. “Domestic notes” and “Moscow Observer”. Living lessons and not getting out of debt, Katkov entered the University
Short biography from the book: Shikman AP. Figures of national history. Biographical reference. Moscow, 1997.