Fylypchak, Ivan [Филипчак, Іван; Fylypčak], b 27 January 1871 in the village of Lishnia in the Sian region, d 21 October 1945 in Taishet, Irkutsk oblast, RSFSR. Pedagogue, writer, cofounder of a regional studies museum in Sambir, organizer in the silk industry. Fylypchak taught mostly in Sambir. In 1944 he was arrested by the Soviets and died in exile. He wrote several historical novels, including Kniahynia Romanova (Princess Romanov), Za Sian (Beyond the Sian River), and novels about Yurii Frants Kulchytsky (Kul'chyts'kyi, heroi Vidnia [Kulchytsky, the Hero of Vienna]) and Dmytro Dedko (Dmytro Dedko), as well as studies in the history of education.
[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 1 (1984).]