GOOG Celebrates Leo Tolstoy With Google Doodle

Google (GOOG) is celebrating Leo Tolstoy in its Google Doodle for Tuesday, September 9, 2014.


The Google Doodle featuring Leo Tolstoy celebrates the late author’s 108th birthday. It includes a slideshow that highlights some of his most well known works. This includes War and Peace,  Anna Karenina and The Death of Ivan Ilyich.

Here are a few things to know about Leo Tolstoy, as collected from

  • He was born on September 9 in 1828 in Tula Province, Russia.
  • Tolstoy wrote War and Peace in the 1860s.
  • He had three brothers.
  • Tolstoy wrote several novels while fighting in the Crimean War.
  • He died on November 20, 1910 in Astapovo, Russia.

To learn more about Leo Tolstoy, click here.

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