25 Facts About Anton Chekhov

1. Anton Chekhov calculated that he could now support his family by his writing.

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2. At this time Anton Chekhov wrote, "I regard medicine as my lawful wife and literature as my mistress, who is dearer to me than a wife.

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3. Anton Chekhov was buried in the convent in a grave next to his father's.

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4. Anton Chekhov succumbed to tuberculosis in 1904 in Badenweiler.

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5. Anton Chekhov met his future wife in the Razumovsky city estate Russian: usadba Razumovskih or усадьба Разумовски in Moscow in 1898.

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6. Anton Chekhov lived here until 1899, and this is where he created 42 literary works.

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7. Anton Chekhov lived in a small outhouse on the right side of the mansion's courtyard between 1890 and 1892 after his journey to Sakhalina large Russian island in the North Pacific Ocean and before he purchased an estate in Melikhovo.

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8. Anton Chekhov was buried at the Novodevichy CemeteryRussian: Novodeviche kladbische or Новодевичье кладбище in Moscow.

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9. In 1901, Anton Chekhov finally married an actress, Olga Knipper, who had performed in his plays.

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10. Anton Chekhov finally joined his family in Moscow in 1879 and enrolled at medical school.

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11. Anton Chekhov was born on January 29, 1860, in Taganrog, Russia.

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12. Anton Chekhov died of tuberculosis on July 15, 1904, in Badenweiler, Germany.

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13. Anton Chekhov has influenced the work of Japanese playwrights including Shimizu Kunio, Yoji Sakate, and Ai Nagai.

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14. Anton Chekhov was buried next to his father at the Novodevichy Cemetery.

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15. Anton Chekhov took a full glass, examined it, smiled at me and said: "It's a long time since I drank champagne.

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16. Anton Chekhov sat up unusually straight and said loudly and clearly: Ich sterbe ("I'm dying").

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17. On 25 May 1901, Anton Chekhov married Olga Knipper quietly, owing to his horror of weddings.

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18. Anton Chekhov took a year each over Three Sisters and The Cherry Orchard.

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19. Anton Chekhov vowed to move to Taganrog as soon as a water supply was installed there.

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20. Anton Chekhov wrote, "There were times I felt that I saw before me the extreme limits of man's degradation.

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21. Anton Chekhov witnessed much on Sakhalin that shocked and angered him, including floggings, embezzlement of supplies, and forced prostitution of women.

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22. Anton Chekhov confessed to Leykin, "I am afraid to submit myself to be sounded by my colleagues.

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23. Anton Chekhov sent every ruble he could spare to his family in Moscow, along with humorous letters to cheer them up.

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24. Anton Chekhov was born on the feast day of St Anthony the Great 29 January 1860 in Taganrog, a port on the Sea of Azov in southern Russia.

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25. Anton Chekhov was left behind to sell the family's possessions and finish his education.

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