|Date of Birth||1828-08-28|
|Place of Birth||Russia|
About Leo Tolstoy
Nineteenth-century Russian author whose most famous works of realism are his epic novels, War and Peace (1869) and Anna Karenina (1877). His other works include autobiographical novels, novellas, essays, and plays.
Early Life Experience of Leo Tolstoy
He set out to study law at Kazan University, but was a poor student. After leaving his studies behind and accruing considerable gambling debts, he followed his brother into the army.
His famous novel, Anna Karenina, is considered a pinnacle of realist fiction.
Family Life and Relationship
He was born into Russian nobility as the child of Count Nikolai Ilyich Tolstoy and Countess Mariya Tolstaya. He had four siblings. Tolstoy’s marriage to Sophia Andreevna Behrs started blissfully, however his radical beliefs eventually strained the relationship. He had a total of 14 children.
Tolstoy and Fyodor Dostoevsky are considered Russia’s two greatest novelists.Tags: Famous, novelist, Personality, tolstoy