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Tolstoy, Leo, Count(Encyclopedia)Tolstoy, Leo, Count, Rus. Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoi (lyf), 1828–1910, Russian novelist and philosopher, considered one of the world's greatest writers. Early Life Of a noble family, Tolstoy was bor...
Tolstoy, Aleksey Konstantinovich(Encyclopedia)Tolstoy, Aleksey Konstantinovich tl´stoi, Rus. lyksy´ knstnty´nvch tlstoi´ [key], 1817–75, Russian poet, dramatist, and novelist. He was a distant cousin of Leo Tolstoy. Toge...
Tolstoy, Aleksey Nikolayevich(Encyclopedia)Tolstoy, Aleksey Nikolayevich tl´stoi, Rus. lyksy´ nykl´vch tlstoi´ [key], 1883–1945, Russian writer. He was distantly related to Leo Tolstoy. Of aristocratic origin, he oppo...
Loris-Melikov, Mikhail Tarielovich(Encyclopedia)Loris-Melikov, Mikhail Tarielovich mkhyl´ tryl´vch lô´rs-m´lykf [key], 1826–88, Russian general and statesman, of Armenian descent. He was created count for his services i...
Yasnaya Polyana(Encyclopedia)Yasnaya Polyana yä´sn plyä´n [key], village, central European Russia, just S of Tula. It was the birthplace and residence of Leo Tolstoy, who is buried at his estate there. The writer's ho...
Leo X(Encyclopedia)Leo X, 1475–1521, pope (1513–21), a Florentine named Giovanni de' Medici; successor of Julius II. He was the son of Lorenzo de' Medici, was made a cardinal in his boyhood, and was head of his fami...
Leo I(Encyclopedia)Leo I, d. 474, Byzantine or East Roman emperor (457–74). Chosen by the senate to succeed Marcian, he sought to counteract the preponderance of Germans in the Roman army by enlisting Isaurians. A nav...
Leo V(Encyclopedia)Leo V (Leo the Armenian), d. 820, Byzantine emperor (813–20), successor of Michael I. A former general, Leo successfully defended (813) Constantinople against the Bulgars and concluded a 30-year tru...
Leo(Encyclopedia)Leo [Lat.,=the lion], northern constellation lying S of Ursa Major and on the ecliptic (apparent path of the sun through the heavens) between Cancer and Virgo; it is one of the constellations of the z...
Tolstaya, Tatyana(Encyclopedia)Tolstaya, Tatyana tlst´yä [key], 1951–, Russian short-story writer and essayist. Increasingly recognized as one of the major European writers of the postwar generation, Tolstaya is part of a R...
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