Anton Chekhov

Author and Playwright Anton Chekhov Full Name: Anton Chekhov [Anton Pavlovich Chekhov]
Nationality: Russian

Profession: Author and Playwright
Why Famous: As a prominent Russian short-story writer, novelist, and playwright of the modern era.

His most famous plays, "The Sea Gull", "Uncle Vanya", "The Three Sisters" and "The Cherry Orchard" were influential commentaries on Russian society that flouted the stage conventions of the nineteenth-century and changed the nature of theater.

Born: January 29, 1860
Star Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Taganrog, Russia

Died: July 15, 1904 (aged 44)
Cause of Death: Tuberculosis

Married Life

  • 1901-05-25 Russian physician, dramatist and author Anton Chekhov marries actress Olga Knipper

Historical Events in the Life of Anton Chekhov

  • 1901-01-31 Chekhov's "Three Sisters" opens at Moscow Art Theater
  • 1904-01-17 Anton Chekhov's "Cherry Orchard" opens at Moscow Art Theater