Vasily Karazin biography

Vasily Karazin

Politician, Inventor

1773 – 1842

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Who was Vasily Karazin?

Vasily Nazarovych Karazin was a Russian and Ukrainian enlightenment figure, intellectual, inventor, founder of The Ministry of National Education in Russian Empire and scientific publisher in Ukraine. He is the founder of Kharkiv University, which now bears his name. He is also known for opposing to what he saw as colonial exploitation of Ukraine by the Russian Empire, even though he himself was ethnically Serbian.

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Born
Jan 30, 1773
Ukraine
Ethnicity
  • Ukrainians
  • Serbs
  • Greeks
Nationality
  • Russia
  • Ukraine
Profession
Education
  • Saint Petersburg Mining Institute
Died
Nov 4, 1842
Mykolaiv

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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