Buzeskul, Vladyslav [Бузескул, Владислав], b 8 March 1858 in the village of Popivka, Kharkiv gubernia, d 1 June 1931 in Kharkiv. Historian. Buzeskul graduated from Kharkiv University in 1880 and in 1890 became a professor there. He became a member of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR in 1922 and of the All-Ukrainian Academy of Sciences in 1925. He published works on the history of ancient Greece, including Vvedenie v istoriiu Gretsii (Introduction to the History of Greece, 1915), Istoriia afinskoi demokratii (History of Athenian Democracy, 1909), and studies on Pericles, Aristotle, and the antiquities of the northern Black Sea coast (see Ancient states on the northern Black Sea coast); he also wrote Vseobshchaia istoriia i ee predstaviteli v Rossii v XIX i nachale XX veka (World History and Its Representatives in Russia in the 19th and Early 20th Century, 1929–31).
[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 1 (1984).]