Danilov-Chaldun, Maksim Nikolaevich
Born Jan. 6 (18), 1894; died Mar. 2, 1944. Soviet Chuvash author. Member of the CPSU from 1920. Born into a peasant family in the village of Usly, in present-day Sterlitamak Raion, Bashkir ASSR. Participant in World War I, the Civil War, and the Great Patriotic War.
Danilov-Chaldun first appeared in print in 1922 with stories and tales about the partisan struggle in Siberia in which he took part. These works include “Premature Death” (1924), “After the Fox” (1929), “From the Ring” (1930), “Two Forces,” “In the Mine,” and “The Grave of Levendei.” He is the author of Kolkhoz Tales (1936). His sketches and tales of the war years are devoted to the courage of Soviet people (Before the Thirty-fourth Attack, 1943; Red Army Man Samsonov, 1943; Lizaveta Egorovna, 1944). Danilov-Chaldun died in a military hospital from wounds.