Chaly, Mykhailo [Čalyj, Myxajlo], b 1816 in Novhorod-Siverskyi, d 19 February 1907 in Kyiv. (Photo: Mykhailo Chaly.) Educator, scholar, friend of Taras Shevchenko, and author of the first full biography of the poet, Zhizn’ i proizvedeniia Tarasa Shevchenko (The Life and Works of Taras Shevchenko, 1882). Chaly was active in the Ukrainian movement for Sunday schools. From 1882 he was one of the editors of Kievskaia starina, which published his memoirs (1889, 1892–5).
[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 1 (1984).]