Leo Tolstoy

1828 - 1910

Leo Tolstoy

Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy (; Russian: Лев Николаевич Толстой, tr. Lev Nikoláyevich Tolstóy; [lʲef nʲɪkɐˈlaɪvʲɪtɕ 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 multiple nominations for the Nobel Prize in Literature every year from 1902 to 1906 and nominations for Nobel Peace Prize in 1901, 1902 and 1910 and the fact that he never won is a major Nobel prize controversy.Born to an aristocratic Russian family in 1828, he is best known for the novels War and Peace (1869) and Anna Karenina (1877), often cited as pinnacles of realist fiction. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Leo Tolstoy has received more than 6,528,292 page views. His biography is available in 163 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 11th most popular writer.

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Among writers, Leo Tolstoy ranks 11 out of 4,883Before him are Fyodor Dostoevsky, Hans Christian Andersen, J. R. R. Tolkien, Voltaire, Victor Hugo, and Franz Kafka. After him are Molière, Edgar Allan Poe, Virgil, Jules Verne, Jean-Paul Sartre, and Anton Chekhov.

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

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Leo Tolstoy ranks 4 out of 2,050Before him are Immanuel Kant (1724), Vladimir Lenin (1870), and Fyodor Dostoevsky (1821). After him are Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840), Mikhail Gorbachev (1931), Yuri Gagarin (1934), Anton Chekhov (1860), Dmitri Mendeleev (1834), Peter the Great (1672), Nikita Khrushchev (1894), and Alexander Pushkin (1799).

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), 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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