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russianartbot: Portrait of the writer Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy, 1896

russianartbot: Portrait of the writer Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy, 1896

ToiletGuru: Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy, who died OTD in 1875, was considered to be the most important 19th-century Russian historical dramatist; he was the 2nd cousin of Leo Tolstoy

NORTHTRENTON: Happy Birthday to Christophe Leon Louis Juchault De Lamoriciere (d. 1865), Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy (d. 1875), Edmund Kennedy (d. 1848), John Wisden (d. 1884), Goffredo Mameli (d. 1849), Lester Allan Pelton (d. 1908) and Victorien Sardou (d. 1908).

ShinyHistGems: Born on this day: Russian poet, playwright and novelist Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy (1817-1875). He was also a second cousin of Leo Tolstoy

Book_Addict: Happy birthday to Russian writer/poet/playwright Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy (September 5,1817), author of "The Vampire" (1841) et al.

bretgunter: Russian Novelist Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy would have been 204 today. Taken too soon. I bet he's up in heaven jamming with Nikolay Vladimirovich Scherbachov who would have been 167 today. Happy birthday!

artistilyarepin: Portrait of the writer Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy, 1896

Manfelld: manfel nighttime poems: The Wolves - Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy

TommyPotts14: My Little Almond Tree My little almond tree Is gay with gleaming bloom, My heart unwillingly Puts forth its buds of gloom. The bloom will leave the tree, The fruit, unbidden, grow. And the green boughs will be By bitter loads brought low. Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy

artistilyarepin: Portrait of the writer Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy, 1896

ToiletGuru: Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy, who died OTD in 1875, was considered to be the most important 19th-century Russian historical dramatist; he was the 2nd cousin of Leo Tolstoy

TakenoVincae: Reading "The Family of the Vourdalak", a very interesting gothic novella by Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy (a cousin of Leo Tolstoy).

artistilyarepin: Portrait of the writer Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy, 1896

NORTHTRENTON: Happy Birthday to Christophe Leon Louis Juchault De Lamoriciere (d. 1865), Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy (d. 1875), Edmund Kennedy (d. 1848), John Wisden (d. 1884), Goffredo Mameli (d. 1849), Lester Allan Pelton (d. 1908) and Victorien Sardou (d. 1908).

Book_Addict: Happy birthday to Russian writer/poet/playwright Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy (September 5,1817), author of "The Vampire" (1841) et al.

Tatiana19796: 'The Vampire' (1841) is a gothic novella by Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy, first published under the pseudonym of Krasnorogsky. The inspiration for the story was Tolstoy's stay in Italy in 1838. Tolstoy's writing on vampires was partly influenced by 'The Vampyre' by Polidori.

uc_uo_: Portrait of the writer Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy, 1896, Ilya Repin

artistilyarepin: Portrait of the writer Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy, 1896

ToiletGuru: Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy, who died OTD in 1875, was considered to be the most important 19th-century Russian historical dramatist; he was the 2nd cousin of Leo Tolstoy

NORTHTRENTON: Happy Birthday to Christophe Leon Louis Juchault De Lamoriciere (d. 1865), Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy (d. 1875), Edmund Kennedy (d. 1848), John Wisden (d. 1884), Goffredo Mameli (d. 1849), Lester Allan Pelton (d. 1908) and Victorien Sardou (d. 1908).

ArtistJamieRoxx: Birthday Remembrances. Today, Sept 5, 1817 – Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy, Russian poet, author, and playwright (d. 1875) was born. (

Book_Addict: Happy birthday to Russian writer/poet/playwright Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy (September 5,1817), author of "The Vampire" (1841) et al.

Warandpeace20: Today is the birthday of Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy, a second cousin of Leo Tolstoy who also served in the Crimean War (though had a much closer relationship to Tsar Alexander II) and was a writer of plays and satire. He lived the aristocratic life that Leo later rejected.

ingo_don: Count Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy, often referred to as A. K. Tolstoy (September 5 [O.S. August 24] 1817 – October 10 [O.S. September 28] 1875), was a Russian poet, novelist and playwright, considered to be the most important 19th century Russian historical dramatist.



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