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 who is considered to be one of the greatest writers of all time. 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 4,600,458 page views. His biography is available in 150 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 149 in 2019). Anton Chekhov is the 22nd most popular writer (down from 17th in 2019), the 9th most popular biography from Russia (down from 8th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Russian Writer.

Anton Chekhov is most famous for his short stories.

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Among writers, Anton Chekhov ranks 22 out of 5,794Before him are Albert Camus, Sophocles, Virgil, Petrarch, Jean-Paul Sartre, and Aesop. After him are Alexander Pushkin, Giovanni Boccaccio, Agatha Christie, Ovid, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, and Ernest Hemingway.

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Among people born in 1860, Anton Chekhov ranks 1After him are Gustav Mahler, Theodor Herzl, Klara Hitler, Eduard Buchner, Alphonse Mucha, Isaac Albéniz, Kanō Jigorō, Raymond Poincaré, J. M. Barrie, William Jennings Bryan, and Herman Hollerith. Among people deceased in 1904, Anton Chekhov ranks 1After him are Antonín Dvořák, Theodor Herzl, Murad V, Isabella II of Spain, Henry Morton Stanley, Jean-Léon Gérôme, Eadweard Muybridge, Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi, Friedrich Ratzel, Abai Qunanbaiuly, and Gabriel Tarde.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Anton Chekhov ranks 9 out of 2,688Before him are Fyodor Dostoevsky (1821), Leo Tolstoy (1828), Mikhail Gorbachev (1931), Yuri Gagarin (1934), Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840), and Dmitri Mendeleev (1834). After him are Peter the Great (1672), Alexander Pushkin (1799), Vladimir Putin (1952), Nicholas II of Russia (1868), Ivan the Terrible (1530), and Nikita Khrushchev (1894).

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), Maxim Gorky (1868), Ayn Rand (1905), Isaac Asimov (1920), Ivan Turgenev (1818), Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (1918), Vladimir Nabokov (1899), E. T. A. Hoffmann (1776), and Boris Pasternak (1890).