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Anton Pavlovich Chekhov was born to parents, Yevgenia Yakovelena, the daughter of a cloth merchant and Pvel Yegorovitch, a grocer on January 29th, 1860, in the town of Taganrog in Rostov Oblast, Russia. Anton's grandfather had been a serf who worked on the estate of Vladimir Grigorievitch Tchertkov before buying his own freedom in 1841. Young Chekhov attended the Greek School in Taganrog and the Taganrog Gymnasium , where he sang in the choir and was also held back a year for failing one of his exams. A great lover of nature, young Checkhov was robust with activity and intelligence, always cracking a joke, and playing with his siblings. He read literature and the Greek classics including Homer , and also works by Miguel de Cervantes , Ivan Goncharov, William Shakespeare , Ivan Turgenev and Uncle Tom's Cabin . These stories and writers provoked Chekhov’s literaty realism style and perspective that he would go on to place in many of his writings.
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