Anton Chekhov

Physician from Russian Empire

Anton Chekhov Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (Russian: Анто́н Па́влович Че́хов, pronounced [ɐnˈton ˈpavləvʲɪtɕ ˈtɕexəf]; 29 January 1860 – 15 July 1904) was a Russian physician, dramatist and author who is considered to be among the greatest writers of short stories in history. His career as a dramatist produced four classics and his best short stories are held in high esteem by writers and critics. Chekhov practised as a doctor throughout most of his literary career: "Medicine is my lawful wife", he once said, "and literature is my mistress." Chekhov renounced the theatre after the disastrous reception of The Seagull in 1896, but the play was revived to acclaim in 1898 by Constantin Stanislavski's Moscow Art Theatre, which subsequently also produced Chekhov's Uncle Vanya and premiered his last two plays, Three Sisters and The Cherry Orchard. These four works present a challenge to the acting ensemble as well as to audiences, because in place of conventional action Chekhov offers a "theatre of mood" and a "submerged life in the text." Chekhov had at first written stories only for financial gain, but as his artistic ambition grew, he made formal innovations which have influenced the evolution of the  ( Wikipedia article )


Personal facts

Known as
Anton Pavlovich Chekhov,Anton Chejov,Anton Tsjekov,A. P. Chekhov,Anton Tchekhov,A.P. Csehov,Anton Cechov,Anton Pavlovitch Chekhov,Anton Tchekov,Dr. Anton Chekhov,Anton Tsjechow,A.P. Chekhov,Chekhov,Anton P. Cechov,Anton Chekov,Csehov,Anton Cecov,Anton B.
Date of birth
Place of birth
Russian Empire
Pavel Yegorovich Chekhov, Yevgeniya Chekhov
Olga Knipper
Nikolay Chekhov Alexander Chekhov Mikhail Chekhov Masha Chekhov Maria Chekhova
Playwright, Writer, Physician, Author, Novelist, Screenwriter


Institution From To
Moscow State University 1879 1884
Greek School, Taganrog 1867 1879
Chekhov Gymnasium


Date of death
Cause of death
Place of death
Place of burial
Novodevichy Cemetery

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