Anton Chekhov

1860 - 1904

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Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (Russian: Антон Павлович Чехов, IPA: [ɐnˈton ˈpavləvʲɪtɕ ˈtɕexəf]; 29 January 1860 – 15 July 1904) was a Russian playwright and short-story writer. His career as a playwright produced four classics, and his best short stories are held in high esteem by writers and critics. Along with Henrik Ibsen and August Strindberg, Chekhov is often referred to as one of the three seminal figures in the birth of early modernism in the theatre. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Anton Chekhov has received more than 6,055,352 page views. His biography is available in 164 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 157 in 2019). Anton Chekhov is the 20th most popular writer (up from 22nd in 2019), the 9th most popular biography from Russia (up from 11th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Russian Writer.

Anton Chekhov is most famous for his short stories.

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Notable Works

Wild Honey (Pʹesa bez nazvanʹi︠a︡)
The Seagull (Чайка)
Russian Short stories, Sociology
Social life and customs, Fiction, Translations into English
Uncle Vanya (Дядя Ваня)
Russia in fiction, Social life and customs, Translations into English
Three sisters (Три сестры)
Social life and customs, Translations into English, Fiction
The Cherry Orchard (Вишнёвый сад)


Among writers, Anton Chekhov ranks 20 out of 7,302Before him are Franz Kafka, Miguel de Cervantes, Jules Verne, Virgil, Albert Camus, and Molière. After him are Petrarch, Honoré de Balzac, Aesop, Jean-Paul Sartre, Ovid, and Rumi.

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Among people born in 1860, Anton Chekhov ranks 1After him are Gustav Mahler, Theodor Herzl, Klara Hitler, Jane Addams, Alphonse Mucha, Eduard Buchner, Kanō Jigorō, Raymond Poincaré, Anders Zorn, Willem Einthoven, and William Jennings Bryan. Among people deceased in 1904, Anton Chekhov ranks 1After him are Antonín Dvořák, Theodor Herzl, Murad V, Isabella II of Spain, Friedrich Ratzel, Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi, Jean-Léon Gérôme, Henry Morton Stanley, Niels Ryberg Finsen, Gabriel Tarde, and Abai Qunanbaiuly.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Anton Chekhov ranks 9 out of 3,761Before him are Fyodor Dostoevsky (1821), Leo Tolstoy (1828), Vladimir Putin (1952), Yuri Gagarin (1934), Mikhail Gorbachev (1931), and Dmitri Mendeleev (1834). After him are Peter the Great (1672), Nikita Khrushchev (1894), Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840), Nicholas II of Russia (1868), Grigori Rasputin (1869), and Alexander Pushkin (1799).

Among WRITERS In Russia

Among writers born in Russia, Anton Chekhov ranks 3Before him are Fyodor Dostoevsky (1821), and Leo Tolstoy (1828). After him are Alexander Pushkin (1799), Ayn Rand (1905), Maxim Gorky (1868), Isaac Asimov (1920), Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (1918), E. T. A. Hoffmann (1776), Vladimir Nabokov (1899), Boris Pasternak (1890), and Ivan Turgenev (1818).