View Full Version : Classify Famous Russian Composer Peter Ilych Tchaikovsky

Wednesday, August 27th, 2003, 11:18 PM
Try classifying Peter Ilych Tchaikovsky.

It's not very apparent in the picture, but he had very light blue eyes and medium brown hair which later went grey and then white. His father was Russian but he had a French mother.

In this picture he is around 35.

Wednesday, August 27th, 2003, 11:21 PM
And another picture of the composer, this time showing him at around age 50.

Thursday, August 28th, 2003, 10:45 PM
Well? Any opinions?

Friday, August 29th, 2003, 04:10 PM
Quite Nordic, but with the head and face broadened through natural selection, enviornmental pressures, or East Baltic/Neo-Danubian influence. I would say the latter, because he does look a lot like an East Prussian - though that could just be the moustache. Anyway, yeah, he seems like a fairly typical Slav from that period, and could even pass for my grandfather.