Taras Shevchenko

Ukrainian poet and painter (1814-1861)

Taras Hryhorovych Shevchenko (Ukrainian: Тарас Григорович Шевченко; 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.[1]

Taras Shevchenko
Тарас Шевченко
Self-portrait, 1840
Self-portrait, 1840
BornMar 9 [O.S. Feb 25] 1814
Moryntsi, Kiev Governorate
(today Cherkasy Oblast)
DiedMarch 10 [O.S. February 26] 1861 (age 47)
Saint Petersburg
OccupationPoet, artist

Academician of the Imperial Academy of Arts (1860).


  1. Ayres, Sabra (March 9, 2014). "In divided Ukraine, inspiration from a poet of the underdog". The Christian Science Monitor. Retrieved March 11, 2018.