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Odoevsky, Vladimir Fyodorovich (1804-1869), Prince, a literary man

Subject / Literature. Mass Media./Personnel

Odoevsky, Vladimir Fyodorovich, Prince (1804-1869), a writer, philosopher, musical critic, public figure, full state councillor (1845), steward of the household (1858), senator (1861). He graduated from the Noble Boarding School at the Moscow University in 1822. Odoevsky was the Head of "The Society of Lovers of Wisdom" during 1823-1825. In 1826 he moved into St. Petersburg, served in the Ministry of Internal Affairs and other capital departments. During 1846-1861 Odoevsky was the Emperor Public Library associate director and the Rumyantsev's Museum chief. He was the host of the famous literary salon which was visited by A.G. Griboyedov, V.A. Zhukovsky, I.A. Krylov, Prince P.A. Vyazemsky, A.S. Pushkin, Count V.A. Sologub, M.Yu. Lermontov, N.V. Gogol, V.G. Belinsky, I.P. Myatlev, F. Liszt, H. Berlioz, A.S. Dargomyzhsky and others. During 1846-1855 Odoyevsky was the Head of "The Society of visiting poor petitioners" and an organizer of first orphan-asylums in Russia. Odoevsky's works were published for the first time in 1820. Odoevsky is the author of fantastic stories "Pyestriye skazki" ("Mixed Tales"; 1833), narratives "Knyazhna Mimi" ("Princess Mimi"; 1834), "Knyazhna Zizi" ("Princess Zizi"; 1839), the two-part novel "Salamandra" (1841, 1844), the collection of novellas and philosophy discussions "Russkiye nochi" ("Russian Nights"; 1844) and others, articles on music life issues. In 1862, in connection with moving the Rumyantsev's Museum into Moscow, Odoevsky left St. Petersburg. Odoevsky owned the estate of Ronka (Ronkassari) located in 12 km from Vyborg Town (now it is Otradnoye settlement of the Vyborg District). The stone Empire style manor-house was built in 1846-1848 (it was rebuilt in 1971).

Margolis, Aleksandr Davidovich

Belinsky, Vissarion Grigoryevich
Berlioz, Hector
Dargomyzhsky, Aleksandr Sergeyevich
Gogol, Nikolay Vasilyevich
Griboyedov, Aleksandr Sergeyevich
Krylov, Ivan Andreyevich
Lermontov, Mikhail Yuryevich
Liszt, Franz
Myatlev, Ivan Petrovich
Odoyevsky, Vladimir Fyodorovich, Prince
Pushkin, Aleksandr Sergeyevich
Sollogub, Vladimir Aleksandrovich, Count
Vyazemsky, Pyotr Andreyevich, Prince
Zhukovsky, Vasily Andreyevich

Leningrad Oblast, the/Vyborg District/Otradnoye Settlement

Голубева О.Д. В.Ф.Одоевский. СПб., 1995
Выборг: Очерк-путеводитель /Сост. Кепп Е.Е. – Л., 1980. – 85., С. 86.

Subject Index
Ronka, a country estate