Belei, Ivan [Belej], b 1856 in Voinyliv, Stanyslaviv county, Galicia, d 20 October 1921 in Lviv. Journalist and writer (pseud: Roman Rozmaryn) in Galicia. In 1881–2, with Ivan Franko, Belei published themonthly S’vit and a series of popular books, Dribna Biblioteka, in which 14 volumes were published. From 1884 to 1902 he was editor in chief of the newspaper Dilo and simultaneously editor of the series Biblioteka Naiznamenytishykh Povistei, in which some 60 volumes appeared. Belei also produced translations and articles on literature.
[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 1 (1984).]