Taras Shevchenko biography

Taras Shevchenko

Taras Shevchenko Biography Taras Shevchenko was born March 9, 1814 in the village Moryntsi Zvenigorod County Kiev province (now the Cherkasy region) in a family of serfs Gregory and Catherine Shevchenko. His father was a farmer Taras, moreover, could read and write. When Taras was two, the family moved to the village Kirillovka. In 1822, his father gave his son a science to the clerk. 1823 Taras mother died. His father remarried with Tereschenchyhoyu, who had their three children. Since then the family there were constant quarrels between father and stepmother among children. After his father survived stepmother stepson of