Leo Tolstoy

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Leo Tolstoy

Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy (9 September 1828 - 20 November 1910) was a Russian novelist and anarchist, famous for writing the books War and Peace and Anna Karenina. He was a Christian and believed in non-violence. His work The Kingdom of God is Within You has influenced people like Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King.

Early life[change | change source]

Tolstoy was born at Yasnaya Polyana, the family estate in the region of Tula, Russia and he married Sofia Andreevna Bers.

Death[change | change source]

He died of pneumonia at Astapovo station in 1910 at the age of 82.