Leo Tolstoy and Russia

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Leo Tolstoy is born

August 28, 1828

Tolstoy's mother dies

1830

Tolstoy's father dies

June 21, 1838

Tolstoy enters university

1845

First novel is published

1852

Russian serfs are emancipated

1861

Tolstoy marries Sonya Behrs

1862

War and Peace is published

1869

Anna Karenina is published

1878

First Russian revolution

1905

Tolstoy dies

November 7, 1910