Origin of the name PHEODOR.
Etymology of the name PHEODOR.
Meaning of the baby name PHEODOR.
PHEODOR (Фёдор). A
Russian form of Greek Theodoros
(q.v.), meaning "divine gift." Also see Feodor.
(History of Christian Names, Yonge, 1884).
(Friedrich Wilhelm, or Pheodor Vilimovitch,) Russian engraver-general,
and knight of the orders of St. Alexander Nevsky, St. Vladimir, &c.
was descended from a poor, though noble Swedish family, and was born
December 24, 1731, at Biber, in Hainau... He drew up the first correct
geographical survey of Moldavia and Walachia, in a map illustrative of
the seat of war between Russia and Turkey. In 1771 he was employed
by the government as civil engineer in a variety of public works at
Riga, Cronstadt, and St. Petersburg, in which last city he projected
several improvements for the quays and the Fontanka canal... For these
and other services he was liberally remunerated by Catherine; but
neither pecuniary nor honorary rewards could allay the torments of a
painful disease, which carried him off, at St. Petersburg, Feb. 11 (23),
1783. (A New General Biographical Dictionary, Rose-Wright, v.3, 1857)