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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

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


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