Leo Tolstoy

Novelist Leo Tolstoy Full Name: Leo Tolstoy [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: August 9, 1828
Star Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Yasnaya Polyana, Russia

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

Historical 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"

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