Sophia Tolstaya

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Birthday
22, 1844
Birthplace
Russia
Death Date
Nov 4, 1919 (75)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
22, 1844
Birthplace
Russia
Death Date
Nov 4, 1919 (75)

About

Wife of the famed Russian author Leo Tolstoy.

Before Fame

She was formally introduced to Tolstoy when she was eighteen and he was already an accomplished author in his thirties.

Trivia

Much like a character in one of his books, Leo Tolstoy gave his wife his diary to read so that they would begin their marriage without any secrets.

Family Life

She and her two sisters were the daughters of a doctor named Andrey Evstafievich Behrs. She had thirteen children with Leo Tolstoy and helped him with his manuscripts.

Associated With

Jude Law starred in the 2012 film adaptation of her husband's famous work Anna Karenina.