Lev Vygotsky


Birthday November 17, 1896

Birth Sign Scorpio

Birthplace Belarus

DEATH DATE Jun 11, 1934 (37)

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Belarusian psychologist who was the founder of the theory of human cultural and biosocial development which is referred to as cultural-historical psychology and was the leader of the Vygotsky Circle.

Before Fame

He studied law at the Moscow State University where he was admitted due to a Jewish Lottery.


He released six separate volumes over 10 years including Psychology of Art in 1925 and Thought and Language in 1934.

Family Life

He was born into a non-religious middle class Jewish family in Orsha, Belarus.

Associated With

One of his many influences was scientist Alfred Adler.