Anton Chekhov

Anton Chekhov

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Anton Pavlovich Chekhov was a Russian playwright and short story writer.
Born in Taganrog, Russia in 1860, Chekhov joined his family in Moscow in 1879, having gained admission to the medical school at I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University.
Chekhov had to pay for his own education, which he managed by private tutoring, and selling short sketches to the newspapers, among other jobs.
In 1884, Chekhov was qualified as a physician, his principal profession, but he made little money from it and treated the poor free of charge.
Early in 1886 he was invited to write for one of the most popular papers in St. Petersburg, Novoye Vremya.
He wrote short stories and plays and is considered to be among the greatest writers of short fiction in history.
He died in 1904 in Germany after being terminally ill with tuberculosis.