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Taras Shevchenko
Тарас Шевченко
Self-portrait, 1840
Born Mar 9 [O.S. Feb 25] 1814
Moryntsi, Kiev Governorate
(today Cherkasy Oblast)
Died March 10 [O.S. February 26] 1861 (age 47)
Saint Petersburg
Occupation Poet, artist
Nationality Ukrainian

Taras Hryhorovych Shevchenko; was born 25 February 1814 (9 March New Style), Moryntsi, and died February 26 1861 (March 10, New Style), St. Petersburg. He was a Ukrainian poet, writer (playwright, prose writer), artist (painter, engraver), public and political figure.

Academician of the Imperial Academy of Arts (1860).

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