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  • Alexander Ivanovich Fonvizin (1824 - 1839)
  • Alexander Ivanovich Fonvizin (1749 - 1819)
    Lieutenant colonel. Younger brother of famous writer Denis Ivanovich Fonvisin birth and death source: NdR, la noblesse de Russie von Wiesen, Les Fonvizine, Ikonnikov Nicolas Paris 1965
  • Alexandra Fonvizina (1894 - 1993)
  • Anna Ivanovna Fonvizin (1748 - d.) Fonvizina Anna Ivanovna (1748 -?).She lived until her death in her father's house in Moscow, in the parish of the Assumption in Pechatniki (in Pechatnikovsky lane).

About the Fonvizin surname of arms of Fonvizin (Фон-Визиных)
Fonvizin or Fonvisin derived from the German surname von Wiesen. The von Wiesen family - the descendants of the Livonian knight Berndt Peter* von Wiesen - had become Russified by the 18th century, and the spelling of the surname was also Russified. In 1824 Pushkin wrote to his brother: Don't forget von Vizin to write Fonvizin.

The 1st person to use Fonvizin name was Ivan Andreevich Fonvizin (until the 18th century, von Wiesen was used).

Из немецкого фон Визен. Род фон Визенов — потомков ливонского рыцаря — к XVIII веку обрусел, соответственно русифицировалось и написание фамилии. В 1824 году Пушкин писал брату: Незабудь фон-Визина писать Фонвизин.

The name has been written in many different ways in russian, usually von Wiesen is with hyphen or space between von (Фон) and actual name, and Fonvizin is written all together, but not always.

Имя было написано по-разному, например:

Фонвизина - Fonvizin
Фон-Визин - Fon-Vizin
Фон-Висин - Fon-Visin
Фон-Визен - Von Wiesen

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