Thursday, September 9, 2021

Sep. 9: Leo Tolstoy, Russian author


Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910) Russian author known for novels such as War and Peace, Anna Karenina, and The Death of Ivan Ilyich. Though a titled Count, Tolstoy became increasingly sensitive to the needs of the poor, redistributing his wealth to the recently-freed peasants and building thirteen schools for their children on his estate. He was also a vegetarian for the last 23 years of his life.


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