Fedotov Georgy (1886–1951) – historian, medievalist, political person, specialist in the field of Russian religious thought and folk religion.
He studied at the St. Petersburg Technological Institute (1904 – 1905). In 1905–1906, he took part in political activity as a member of the Socialist Democratic Party. After his arrest (1906) and release (1907), F. went to Germany, where visited lectures at the University of Jena (1907-1908) and took part in the political activity. In 1908, he enrolled to the Historical and Philological Faculty of the St. Petersburg University; his supervisor was I. М. Grevs. Because of political persecutions, in 1910, F. had to go to Italy; having returned, he kept his education, but in 1912, he was sent out of St. Petersburg and moved to Riga.