Anton Chekhov

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (January 29, 1860-July 5, 1904), Russian physician, author, and playwright, is considered one of the greatest short story writers in history. Chekhov is most famous for the plays The Sea Gull (1896), Uncle Vanya (1899), The Three Sisters (1901), and The Cherry Orchard (1904). His works are known for their sympathetic portrayal of desperate individuals in Russian life under the rule of the czars.