Taras Shevchenko was born on 9 March, 1814 in Moryntsi, Kyiv guberniya. When he was a teenager, he became an orphan and grew up in poverty. When he was 14, his master P. Enhelhardt took Taras to work in the hause.
Our 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.
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.
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.
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