(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 of Berlin in 1839, where he attended Schelling’s lectures. In 1842 Katkov returned to Russia, but completely broke up with his former comrades, that Belinsky foresaw, reporting Katkov: “There is an abyss of selfishness and selfishness… This person somehow did not enter our circle, but came to him.” In 1845 Katkov defended his thesis “On the Elements and Forms of the Slavonic-Russian Language” and became an adjunct in the Department of Philosophy, practicing until 1850 exclusively in science. In 1850 an order was issued, according to which only professors of theology could teach philosophy. In 1850 – 1855 Katkov managed the editorial board of gas. “Moscow
Short biography from the book: Shikman AP. Figures of national history. Biographical reference. Moscow, 1997.