Tolstoy's father, Nikolai Ilych Tolstoy
A. Molinary, 1815
1837 – Tolstoy's father (b. 1794) died, and distant relative T. A. Ergol'skaia took charge of the orphaned children. Tolstoy reported a family rumour that his beloved "Auntie" had never married because she had been in love with his father.