Grinevitskii, Ignatii

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Grinevitskii, Ignatii Ioakhimovich


Born August 1855 (or in the autumn of 1856) on the estate of Basin, present-day Bobruisk Raion, Mogilev Oblast; died Mar. 1 (13), 1881, in St. Petersburg. Russian revolutionary and member of the People’s Will.

Grinevitskii came from a family of the Polish nobility. From 1875 to 1880 he studied at the Technological Institute in St. Petersburg, participated in Polish and Russian revolutionary circles, and was associated with Ivanovo-Voznesensk workers. In 1879, Grinevitskii joined the People’s Will, and in 1880 he did propagandistic work among workers and students with A. I. Zheliabov, S. L. Provskaia, and other revolutionaries. One of the organizers of the Rabochaia gazeta, Grinevitskii worked as a typesetter in the underground press. He took part in the preparations for the assassination of Alexander II. On Mar. 1, 1881, acting on instructions of the executive committee of the People’s Will, Grinevitskii threw a bomb, fatally wounding himself and killing the tsar.


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