Historical person

Shevchenko's Fellowmen

Ivan SoshenkoOur Great Kobzar had many friends. It should be noted that practically all of them played an affordable role in Shevchenko's life and creative work. First of all, we should mention Ivan Soshenko - Ukrainian painter and teacher, who took an active part in his liberation from serfdom.

Taras Shevchenko's Family Tree

Portrait of Ivan Andriiovych, Taras Shevchenko's grandfather. 1843

Shevchenko's great-grandfather was Andrii Bezridnyi, who was a native of Cossack Nyz and for unknown reasons came to live in Kerelivka (other name - Kyrylivka, today - village Shevchenkove) from Zaporozhian Sich. He joined Yefrosyniia Ivanivna Shevchykha, whose father sewed boots. According to the custom of that time, he took his wife's surname.

Stepan Bandera 1909–1959. One of the leaders of the nationalist and independence movement of Ukraine in the first half of the 20th century.

Stepan Bandera 1909–1959 / beyond.ua/stepan-banderaStepan Andriyovych Bandera was born on 1 January 1909 in UhrynivStaryi (now Ivano-Frankivsk region). His father was a Greek-Catholic priest, and his mother was a daughter of a priest, so Stepan was brought up under conditions of national and cultural patriotism.

"Father" Makhno

MakhnoNestor Makhno became quite famous during his lifetime, and his popularity was determined by several factors. He led the peasant army being a peasant by birth. Makhno was a politician whose maximum program took into account the vital interests of the peasantry, therefore, most of people in Ukraine. He was a military leader who commanded not from behind his men, but went down to them in the trenches.

Danylo Halytsky – the King of Rus

Danylo Halytsky – the King of RusThe figure of Danylo Romanovych (1201-1264) (Halytsky he was called much later) – is one of the most well-known, noticeable and out-of-ordinary personalities in the world. Danylo Halytsky (Daniel of Galicia) – was the son of Volhynian Prince (Knyaz) Roman Mstyslavovych and Princess of Byzantium Anna.