Ivan Franko

Ivan Franko

  Ivan Franko was born in the village Nahuyevychi (now Drohobych district, Lviv region) August 27, 1856 in the family blacksmith James Franco and Maria Kulchytska. His father died young, but seeing exceptional talent and curiosity son had to give it to the primary school in the village Yasenytsya ceremony involves, where he taught Polish and German, the original arithmetic. Uncle Ivan Franko, Paul Kulchytsky, a resident of this village, taught him to read and write Ukrainian and Ludwig Kulchytska aunt who came from “zahonovoyi nobility,” told the small Polish uprising of 1863 Then Ivan Franko studied at the Drohobych

Ivan Mazepa

Ivan Mazepa

Ivan Stepanovich Mazepa – Hetman of Ukraine (1687-1709 years.) prominent public-political and cultural end XVII – early. XVIII century. Born March 20, 1639 in the village. Mazepa (now Belotserkovsky district, Kyiv region). It belonged to the family of the famous right-bank Ukrainian gentry. Primary education in Kyiv Brotherhood School, then graduated from the Kyiv Mohyla College and the Jesuit College in Warsaw. For three years he studied in Germany, Italy, France and the Netherlands, where he received a brilliant European education, experience of European political and cultural life. He knew several foreign languages. Formation of national political opinion Mazepa was