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.
|Born||Mar 9 [O.S. Feb 25] 1814|
Moryntsi, Kiev Governorate
(today Cherkasy Oblast)
|Died||March 10 [O.S. February 26] 1861 (age 47)|
Academician of the Imperial Academy of Arts (1860).