Pokhylevych, Dmytro [Похилевич, Дмитро; Poxylevyč], b 22 September 1897 in Vodotni, Zhytomyr county, Volhynia gubernia, d 29 May 1974 in Lviv. Historian. A graduate of the Kyiv Institute of People's Education (1924), he taught in postsecondary institutes in Ukraine and the RSFSR. From 1946 he was in charge of medieval history at Lviv University, and in 1952–73 he chaired the department of South and West Slavic history there. Pokhylevych wrote numerous articles, mainly on agrarian relations and the history of the peasantry of Ukraine, Belarus, Lithuania, and Poland, and monographs on the 16th- to 18th-century Belarusian and Lithuanian peasantry (1957), Poland in the feudal era (1965), and the Belarusian and Lithuanian peasantry in the second half of the 18th century (1966).
[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 4 (1993).]