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Count Lyov Nikolayevich Tolstoy, usually referred to in English as Leo Tolstoy, was a Russian writer who is regarded as one of the greatest authors of all time. -Wikipedia
Who was Leo Tolstoy?
Full Name: Leo Tolstoy [Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy]
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
Star Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Yasnaya Polyana, Russia
Died: November 20, 1910
Cause of Death: Pneumonia
- 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”
- “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.”