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Anton Chekhov
  • Name: Anton Chekhov
  • Born: 01/29/1860
  • Died: 07/15/1904 (44 years old)
  • Occupation: Physician, short story writer, playwright

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (Russian: Антон Павлович Чехов, IPA:[ɐnˈton ˈpavɫəvʲɪtɕ ˈtɕɛxəf]; 29January 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. Chekhov practiced as a medical doctor throughout most of his literary career: “Medicine is my lawful wife”, he once said, “and literature is my mistress.”

Birth Name: Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

Awards: Pushkin Prize

School: First Moscow State Medical University

Birth Place: Taganrog, Ekaterinoslav Governorate, Russian Empire

Death Place: Badenweiler, Grand Duchy of Baden, German Empire

Source: Wikipedia

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