Fedorenko, Pavlo [Федоренко, Павло], b 30 October 1880 in Yampil, Kharkiv gubernia, d 5 February 1962 in Kyiv. Historian from the Chernihiv region who specialized in the history of that area. A graduate of Kyiv University, Fedorenko served as director of the Historical Archive in Chernihiv in the 1920s and early 1930s. He published articles on the economic history of monasteries in the Hetman state, on the history of the iron industry in the Chernihiv region in the 17th–18th century, on legal relations in the Hetman state, on the cultural history of the Chernihiv region, and other topics. Under Fedorenko’s editorship the Archeographic Commission of the All-Ukrainian Academy of Sciences published Opys Novhorod-Sivers'koho namisnytstva (1779–1781) (Description of the Novhorod-Siverskyi vicegerency in the Years 1779–81, 1931; a Russian-language edition had appeared the year before). His work on the mines of Chernihiv gubernia in the 17th–18th century, which he readied for publication in the early 1930s, was published in 1960 as the monograph Rudni Levoberezhnoi Ukrainy v XVII–XVIII vv. (Ore Mines in Left-Bank Ukraine in the 17th–18th Century). He was arrested during the Stalinist terror and exiled in 1937.
[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 1 (1984).]