Taras Shevchenko

Ukraine poet, artist, political activist

Taras Shevchenko or Kobzar Taras, Ukraine poet, artist, political figure

Taras Hryhorovych Shevchenko (1814-1861) also known as Kobzar Taras, or simply Kobzar, is a symbol of freedom for Ukrainians. He was a Ukrainian poet, writer, artist, public and political figure, as well as folklorist and ethnographer. Many of Shevchenko’s poems and songs became folk songs. His collection of poems Kobzar (1840) was translated into more than 100 languages. Monuments in his honor have been installed in 35 countries.

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