Interesting facts about Chekhov

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov is a great writer, without exaggeration, who forever wrote his name in the history of literature. Like many other venerable writers of those years, he was extremely popular during his lifetime, but his fame did not fade with age. Nowadays Chekhov is recognized not only in Russia, but also in many other countries, and his works are translated into many languages. Literature knows no bounds.

Many know that Chekhov signed his early works with the name “Antosh Chehonte,” but few know the curious fact that this writer had more than fifty different pseudonyms.

For about five years, Chekhov worked because of necessity by the so-called “literary nigger” – he wrote books for other writers for money.

There is a myth that Chekhov was not tall. It’s not true – the writer’s height was 182 centimeters.

Another close friend of Chekhov was another famous writer – Ivan Bunin.

Of all his contemporary writers, Chekhov respected Leo Tolstoy most, always reacting respectfully and enthusiastically about him.

Chekhov was very fond of dogs. He had two dachshunds, called Brom Isaić and Hina Markovna.

On the first planet of our system, Mercury, there is a crater named after Chekhov.

In Taganrog there is a monument to Peter the Great. What does Chekhov mean? Given that it was he who convinced the authorities of Taganrog to put this monument.

Chekhov was an amateur philatelist – he collected stamps.

Chekhov’s grandfather was a serf, but he bought himself and his family, thus obtaining freedom.

In Germany there is a monument to Chekhov.

Various works of Chekhov were screened about two hundred times.

In New York there is a literary publishing house, named after Chekhov.

Chekhov did not like translations of his works into other languages.

Once Chekhov rose to the top of the volcano Vesuvius.