Anton Chekhov

1860 - 1904

Anton Chekhov

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (Russian: Антон Павлович Чехов, IPA: [ɐnˈton ˈpavɫəvʲɪtɕ ˈtɕɛxəf]; 29 January 1860 – 15 July 1904) was a Russian playwright and short-story writer who is considered to be among the greatest writers of short fiction in history. 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 3,282,731 page views. His biography is available in 149 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 18th most popular writer.

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Among writers, Anton Chekhov ranks 17 out of 4,883Before him are Leo Tolstoy, Molière, Edgar Allan Poe, Virgil, Jules Verne, and Jean-Paul Sartre. After him are Honoré de Balzac, Sophocles, Aesop, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Ernest Hemingway, and Ovid.

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Among people born in 1860, Anton Chekhov ranks 1After him are Gustav Mahler, Willem Einthoven, Theodor Herzl, Alphonse Mucha, Klara Hitler, Raymond Poincaré, Isaac Albéniz, Eduard Buchner, Niels Ryberg Finsen, William Jennings Bryan, and James Ensor. 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, Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi, Niels Ryberg Finsen, Friedrich Ratzel, Gabriel Tarde, and Paul Kruger.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Anton Chekhov ranks 8 out of 2,050Before him are Vladimir Lenin (1870), Fyodor Dostoevsky (1821), Leo Tolstoy (1828), Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840), Mikhail Gorbachev (1931), and Yuri Gagarin (1934). After him are Dmitri Mendeleev (1834), Peter the Great (1672), Nikita Khrushchev (1894), Alexander Pushkin (1799), Nicholas II of Russia (1868), and Ivan the Terrible (1530).

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

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