I was born in Central Russia on 28th August 1828 in a noble Russian family.
I lost my mother at the age of two and my father died when I was nine. I dropped out of university in 1847 and through frustration I indulged in every aspect of drinking, gambling, and visits to brothels in my pursuit of pleasure. Because of heavy gambling I had to sell most of my fatherÂ’s inheritance. In 1851 I joined the military with my elder brother; this is when I started writing short stories which eventually placed me in the front row of Russian writers.
After leaving the army, I travelled to many foreign countries which resulted in my writing a book about my experiences. I was later devastated by my brotherÂ’s death and it took me over a year to recover from the shock.
At the age of 34, I was lucky enough to meet and marry my wife. Although she could not come to terms with the contents of my personal diary, nevertheless she proved a good wife and a great help in my literary career. We had 12 children.
I wrote two masterpieces that made into the worldÂ’s greatest novelist. Although I never described myself as an anarchist, my ideas on non-violence labeled me as a devoted Christian anarchist and pacifist.
I became remosrseful and bitter about my past life, I gave up meat, smoking and alcohol and embraced the teachings of Jesus. I further wrote a number of books criticizing the Orthodox Church and the government, my teachings were said to be Christian anarchism. I died on the 20th November 1910.
WHO AM I?