Doroshenko, Petro Ya.
Doroshenko, Petro Ya. [Дорошенко, Петро; Dorošenko], b 29 October 1857 in Banychi, Hlukhiv county, Chernihiv gubernia, d 13 July 1919 in Odesa. Cultural and civic leader, physician by profession, descendant of a Cossack hetman and officer line from the Chernihiv region. He collected and studied monuments of Ukrainian antiquity and was a member of the archival commission in Chernihiv. In 1918–19 he headed the Administration of Artistic Affairs and National Culture. He helped found the State Drama Theater, the Ukrainian university in Kyiv, and other cultural institutions. Doroshenko was shot by the Bolsheviks in Odesa. His principal works were studies of serfdom in Left-Bank Ukraine (1911) and of Dymytrii Tuptalo (1909), which were published in Trudy of the Chernihiv Archival Commission.
[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 1 (1984).]