Taras Shevchenko

Poet, Author

1814 – 1861

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Who was Taras Shevchenko?

Taras Hryhorovych Shevchenko was a Ukrainian poet, writer, artist, public and political figure, as well as folklorist and ethnographer. He is also known under the book name Kobzar. That was his most famous literary work, a collection of poems entitled Kobzar. His literary heritage is regarded to be the foundation of modern Ukrainian literature and, to a large extent, the modern Ukrainian language. Shevchenko is also known for many masterpieces as a painter and an illustrator.

He was a member of the Sts Cyril and Methodius Brotherhood and an academician of the Imperial Academy of Arts.

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Born
Mar 9, 1814
Moryntsi
Also known as
  • Taras Hryhorovych Shevchenko
  • Kobzar
Parents
Siblings
Ethnicity
  • Ukrainians
Nationality
  • Russian Empire
Profession
Education
  • Imperial Academy of Arts
    (1838 - )
Died
Mar 10, 1861
Saint Petersburg

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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