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09/11/1818 Novelist Ivan Turgenev is born

Ivan Sergeyevich Turgenev was a Russian novelist, short story writer, poet, playwright, translator, and popularizer of Russian literature in the West. His first major publication, a short story collection entitled A Sportsman's Sketches, was a milestone of Russian realism, and his novel Fathers and Sons is regarded as one of the major works of 19th-century fiction.

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