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Anton Chekhov

Author and Playwright Anton Chekhov

Full Name: Anton Pavlovich Chekhov
Profession: Author and Playwright


Biography: 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
Birthplace: Taganrog, Russia
Star Sign: Aquarius

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

Married Life

  • 1901-05-25 Anton Chekhov (41), Russian physician, dramatist and author marries actress Olga Knipper (31)

Historical Events

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

Quotes by Anton Chekhov

  • "Only during hard times do people come to understand how difficult it is to be master of their feelings and thoughts."