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Leo Tolstoy

1828 - 1910

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Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy (; Russian: Лев Николаевич Толстой, IPA: [ˈlʲef nʲɪkɐˈla(j)ɪvʲɪtɕ tɐlˈstoj] (listen); 9 September [O.S. 28 August] 1828 – 20 November [O.S. 7 November] 1910), usually referred to in English as Leo Tolstoy, was a Russian writer who is regarded as one of the greatest authors of all time. He received nominations for the Nobel Prize in Literature every year from 1902 to 1906 and for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1901, 1902, and 1909; the fact that he never won is a major controversy.Born to an aristocratic Russian family in 1828, Tolstoy's notable works include the novels War and Peace (1869) and Anna Karenina (1878), often cited as pinnacles of realist fiction. He first achieved literary acclaim in his twenties with his semi-autobiographical trilogy, Childhood, Boyhood, and Youth (1852–1856), and Sevastopol Sketches (1855), based upon his experiences in the Crimean War. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Leo Tolstoy has received more than 10,645,088 page views. His biography is available in 172 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 170 in 2019). Leo Tolstoy is the 11th most popular writer (down from 10th in 2019), the 5th most popular biography from Russia (down from 4th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Russian Writer.

Leo Tolstoy is most famous for his epic novels War and Peace and Anna Karenina.

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Among writers, Leo Tolstoy ranks 11 out of 5,755Before him are Fyodor Dostoevsky, J. R. R. Tolkien, Hans Christian Andersen, Voltaire, Edgar Allan Poe, and Sophocles. After him are Franz Kafka, Victor Hugo, Virgil, Aesop, Jules Verne, and Miguel de Cervantes.

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Among people born in 1828, Leo Tolstoy ranks 1After him are Jules Verne, Henry Dunant, Henrik Ibsen, Randal Cremer, Rani of Jhansi, Hippolyte Taine, Saigō Takamori, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Charbel Makhlouf, Nikolay Chernyshevsky, and Louise of the Netherlands. Among people deceased in 1910, Leo Tolstoy ranks 1After him are Florence Nightingale, Mark Twain, Robert Koch, Henry Dunant, William James, Edward VII, Henri Rousseau, Nadar, O. Henry, Mily Balakirev, and Marius Petipa.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Leo Tolstoy ranks 5 out of 3,262Before him are Immanuel Kant (1724), Vladimir Lenin (1870), Vladimir Putin (1952), and Fyodor Dostoevsky (1821). After him are Mikhail Gorbachev (1931), Yuri Gagarin (1934), Dmitri Mendeleev (1834), Peter the Great (1672), Boris Yeltsin (1931), Anton Chekhov (1860), and Nikita Khrushchev (1894).

Among WRITERS In Russia

Among writers born in Russia, Leo Tolstoy ranks 2Before him are Fyodor Dostoevsky (1821). After him are Anton Chekhov (1860), Alexander Pushkin (1799), Isaac Asimov (1920), Ayn Rand (1905), Maxim Gorky (1868), Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (1918), Boris Pasternak (1890), Vladimir Nabokov (1899), E. T. A. Hoffmann (1776), and Ivan Turgenev (1818).