Chekhov Biography - ENG 2333 Anton Chekhov Biography Anton Chekhov was born in Taganrog Russia on January 29 th 1860 He was born to a father who was a

Chekhov Biography - ENG 2333 Anton Chekhov Biography Anton...

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ENG 2333 Anton Chekhov Biography Anton Chekhov was born in Taganrog, Russia on January 29 th , 1860. He was born to a father who was a grocer, and a mother known for her storytelling. In 1875, his parents and five siblings moved to Moscow due to his father’s family business, and Chekhov remained in Taganrog until he finished school in 1879. Soon after, he moved to Moscow with his family in order to attend medical school there. Chekhov initially began writing to make extra money for his family. He wrote small pieces and short comics for local magazines under another name. In the 1880’s Chekhov began his practice as a physician while writing fiction under his own name. These pieces appeared in the paper New Times. During this time, he also served as a playwright and wrote pieces for a local theater. His style of writing included an unusual mixture of comedy and tragedy. Chekhov’s pieces often included issues concerning
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