05.09.

1817: Count Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy – the Cousin of Leo Nikolayevich

1817: Count Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy – the Cousin of Leo Nikolayevich
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  • Historical event:
  • 5 September 1817
  • Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy also wrote many works, such as Prince Serebrenni, The Death of Ivan the Terrible, Tsar Fyodor Ioannovich, and Tsar Boris. It is interesting to note that he was 11 years older than his famous cousin Leo Nikolayevich, the author of War and Peace.

Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy, a Russian author and a count, was born on this day in 1817.

He was a cousin of the famous Leo Tolstoy. They held the title of count, which was inheritable in aristocratic families such as theirs.

Leo Nikolayevich and Alexei Konstantinovich were cousins, and their grandfather was Count Peter Andreyevich Tolstoy, who lived when the Russian Emperor Peter the Great ruled.

Today, Leo Tolstoy is famous for his books, i.e. the novels War and Peace and Anna Karenina. Many students read his books.

Aleksey Konstantinovich also wrote many books: Prince Serebrenni, The Death of Ivan the Terrible, Tsar Fyodor Ioannovich, and Tsar Boris. It is interesting to note that he was 11 years older than his famous cousin Leo Nikolayevich, and died before him.

Namely, Count Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy died in 1875, at the age of 58. Leo Nikolayevich was 83 years old when he died in 1910 (35 years after his cousin’s death).

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