September 9: On This Day in History – Who was Leo Tolstoy?

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Who was leo tolstoy
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On this day in History

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]
Nationality: Russian

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
Star Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Yasnaya Polyana, Russia

Died: November 20, 1910
Cause of Death: Pneumonia

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”

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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