10 Facts about Leo Tolstoy

Post On: December 28, 2016
By: Agustina

Facts about Leo Tolstoy explained the famous Russian writer. He was born on September 9th, 1828 and died on November 20th, 1910. His full name is Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy. He is known as Leo Tolstoy in English.  He was a Count for he was from an aristocratic family in Russia. The famous books included as realist fiction included Anne Karenina (1877), and War and Peace (1869).

Facts about Leo Tolstoy 1: the first literary acclaim

Tolstoy earned the first success at the age of 20s. He created semi autobiographical trilogy based on his experiences during the Crimean War. The trilogy was Childhood, Boyhood, and Youth (1852–1856), and Sevastopol Sketches (1855).

Leo Tolstoy Facts

Leo Tolstoy Facts

Facts about Leo Tolstoy 2: the works of Tolstoy

Tolstoy created various kinds of works. He wrote philosophical essays, plays, novellas, novels and short stories.

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Facts about Leo Tolstoy 3: moral crisis

Tolstoy had moral crisis in 1870s. A Confession was the nonfiction work of Tolstoy, which depicted his crisis as a spiritual awakening.

Facts about Leo Tolstoy 4: Tolstoy and Christianity

Tolstoy was known as the Christian pacifist and anarchist after he interpreted the Sermon of Jesus on the Mount

Leo Tolstoy Burial

Leo Tolstoy Burial

Facts about Leo Tolstoy 5: the nonviolent resistance

The Kingdom of God Is Within You was one of his works, which displayed his nonviolent resistance. The future key figures such as James Bevel, Martin Luther King, Jr and Mohandas Gandhi were affected by his work.

Facts about Leo Tolstoy 6: Georgism

In Resurrection, you will know how Tolstoy was in favor with Georgism.  The economic philosophy was established by Henry George.

Leo Tolstoy in 1897

Leo Tolstoy in 1897

Facts about Leo Tolstoy 7: the birthplace

The birthplace of Leo Tolstoy was located in Yasnaya Polyana, Russia. He was from a noble family of Russia.

Facts about Leo Tolstoy 8: parents

His mother was Countess Mariya Tolstaya, his father was Count Nikolai Ilyich Tolstoy. There were five kids in the family and Leo was the fourth one.

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Facts about Leo Tolstoy 9: education

Tolstoy attended Kazan University in 1844 where he took law and oriental languages. He decided to come back to his birthplace and left his education.

Facts about Leo Tolstoy

Facts about Leo Tolstoy

Facts about Leo Tolstoy 10: the traumatic experience

The most traumatic experience during his life was when he witnesses a public execution in Paris in 1857. Tolstoy and Victor Hugo met during his trip to Europe in 1860 until 1861. One of the famous works of Hugo was Les Misérables. Tolstoy praised the work after reading it.

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