a famous Russian short story & drematic play writer. By Ben
Anton Chekhov was Born on January 29, 1860, in Taganrog, Russia. His siblings were Maria Chekhov, Nikolai Chekhov, Alexander Chekhov, Mikhail Chekhov and Ivan Chekhov. His mother's name was Yevgeniya Chekhov. His father, Paul Chekhov, grew up in an impoverished family. Anton's grandfather was a serf in Czarist Russia, but through hard work and thriftiness, he purchased his family's freedom. Young Anton's father became a self-employed grocer, but the business never prospered and eventually fell apart. Chekhov started at a Greek school for boys after that he attended high school until his father went bankrupt which relocated the family to Moscow.