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Leo Tolstoy Was born on 9 September 1828, born to an aristocratic Russian family
He was a Russian writer who is regarded as one of the greatest authors of all time. He received nominations for the Nobel Prize in Literature every year from 1902 to 1906 and for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1901, 1902, and 1909; the fact that he never won is a major controversy.
His notable works include the novels War and Peace (1869) and Anna Karenina (1878), often cited as pinnacles of realist fiction.
In 1870 he experienced a profound moral crisis, followed by what he regarded as an equally profound spiritual awakening, as outlined in his non-fiction work Confession (1882). His literal interpretation of the ethical teachings of Jesus, centering on the Sermon on the Mount, caused him to become a fervent Christian anarchist and pacifist.