Playwright and short story writer Anton Pavlovich Chekhov was born on January 17, 1860 in Taganrog (Crimea). He began publishing his stories and humorous 1880 pages in magazines and newspapers. In 1884 he obtained his medical degree, a profession he practiced many times for free and which is reflected in his stories and plays. In 1881 he wrote his first play, Platonov extensive, which remained unpublished and unused until after his death. In 1884 the royal road dating and ordering in, theatrical texts that still aesthetic singularity which would make him a key author of the history of European theater is not defined. 1887 is the first version of Ivanov, successfully re-released in 1889 by four major dramas' The Seagull, 1896; Uncle Vanya, 1897; The Three Sisters, 1901; The Cherry Orchard, 1904 and its contact with the actor and director Constantin Stanislavski, are a high point of world theater. While dramatic writing practiced throughout his life, Chekhov believed that it was easier cuentístico genre. In a letter to Plescheiev of January 15, 1889 defines theater as "a sophisticated lover, loud, brash and exhausting." Suffering from tuberculosis at an early age, died in the small town of Badenweiler in Germany on July 2, 1904.