Nestor 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.
The 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.
Yaroslav the Wise (Ярослав Мудрий / Yaroslav Mudriy) was a politician, military leader and grand prince of Kievan Rus’ during 1019 – 1054. The exact date of birth is unknown, but he was born in about 978. He was a son of Volodumyr the Great (Ukrainian: Володимир Великий) and Polotsk princess Rogneda.