Yevgeni Zamyatin (Yevgeni Ivanovich Zamyatin)

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Lebedjan, Russia
Yevgeni Ivanovich Zamyatin was born on February 1, 1884, in Lebedyan, Tambov Province, Russia. His father, named Ivan Dmitrievich Zamyatin, was a Russian Orthodox priest and a schoolmaster. His mother, named Maria Aleksandrovna (nee Platonova), was a pianist. Young Zamyatin grew up at the family estate, where he read voraciously, and his mother played his favorite music of Frédéric Chopin.

Young Zamyatin excelled in literature and mathematics. From 1896-1902 he studied at the Voronezh Gymnasium and graduated with the Gold Medal. He studied naval engineering at the St. Petersburg Polytechnical Institute from 1902-1908. Read more...