It is interesting that Anton Pavlovich Chekhov did not like to write about his life, and even once said: "I have a disease: autobiographobia."
In March 1880, Chekhov published the story "A Letter to a Learned Neighbor" in the Dragonfly magazine and received a fee of 5 kopecks per line. And in 1904 the publishing house "Knowledge" offered him 5, 000 rubles for the play "The Cherry Orchard". A huge amount for that time.
More than 50 pseudonyms of Anton Pavlovich are known. For example: Antosha Chekhonte, My brother's brother, Nettle, Man without a spleen, Schiller Shakespearevich Goethe, Doctor without patients (by the way, Chekhov was a certified doctor).
Chekhov is one of the most "filmed" writers in the world.
In 1908, in the German city of Badenweiler, where the writer died, the first monument to Chekhov was unveiled. But already during the First World War, the monument was melted down at one of the German military factories.
In Chelyabinsk, a monument to Kashtanka is erected, and in Taganrog - to the "Man in a Case".
It is interesting that the Chekhov Museum exists even in Sri Lanka. Returning from Sakhalin Island to Odessa, the Russian writer lived at the Grand Oriental Hotel in Colombo from November 12 to 18, 1890. The room retains the furnishings of that time.
A group of psychological support into space for the Russian cosmonaut Gennady Padalka sent a three-volume book of stories by A.P. Chekhov.
Anton Pavlovich collected postage stamps for many years. His collection contained stamps from Russia, France, Austria, Switzerland, Germany, Finland, Hungary, Greece, England, USA, Japan, Italy, Belgium, Sweden.
In honor of A.P. Chekhov in 1954 (50 years from the date of death) a city in the Moscow region was named - Chekhov, an avteroid, a crater on Mercury, a publishing house in New York, as well as several educational institutions, and streets and monuments in his honor - so generally without counting.