Ukraine history heroes

Ukraine has a long history of heroes. warriors, musicians, poets and activists.

  • Ukraine was founded in the 8th century by Volodymyr the Great.
  • In the 17th century commander Bohdan Khmelnytsky led an uprising resulting in the creation of an independent Ukrainian Cossack state.
  • In the 18th century philosopher & poet Hryhorii Skovoroda became synonymous with freedom in Ukraine.
  • In the 19th century poet, artist Taras Shevchenko fought for his country with words, his poems translated into over 100 languages.
  • 19th century composer, conductors Mykola Lysenko & Mykola Leontovych are among Ukraine’s brilliant musical talents.
  • Mykhailo Drahomanov was a political theorist, economist, historian, & philosopher. In the 19th century he fought against Ukrainian repression against Russia’s internal and foreign policies.
  • Élie Metchnikoff pioneered research in immunology, writing ground breaking works on immunology, bacteriology, & epidemiology.
  • And poet, writer, Ivan Franko was nominated for a major international prize.

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