Leo Tolstoy

Novelist Leo Tolstoy

Full Name: Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy
Profession: Novelist


Why Famous: A master of realistic fiction and widely considered one of the greatest novelists of all time, Tolstoy is best known for two long novels, War and Peace (1869) and Anna Karenina (1877).

Born: September 9, 1828
Birthplace: Yasnaya Polyana, Russia
Star Sign: Virgo

Died: November 20, 1910 (aged 82)
Cause of Death: Pneumonia

Married Life

  • 1862-09-23 Russian novelist and author of "War and Peace" Leo Tolstoy (34) marries Sophia Andreevna Behrs (18) daughter of a physician

Events in the Life of Leo Tolstoy

  • 1867-01-12 Leo Tolstoy's "Smert Ioonna Groznogo" premieres in St Petersburg
  • 1884-02-18 Police seize all copies of Tolstoy's "What I Believe In"

Quotes by Leo Tolstoy

  • "A man is like a fraction whose numerator is what he is and whose denominator is what he thinks of himself. The larger the denominator, the smaller the fraction."

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