Shylo, Kostiantyn [Шило, Костянтин; Šylo, Kostjantyn], b 11 June 1879 in Orlovskoe, Primore krai in the Far East, d 1933 in Kyiv. Civic and cultural activist; father of Mykola Shylo. The commissioner of education in Kyiv gubernia under the Central Rada, in the 1920s he headed the editorial department at the Kyiv branch of the All-Ukrainian Academy of Sciences and lectured at the Kyiv Agricultural Institute. He was arrested in 1929, tried for belonging to the Union for the Liberation of Ukraine (SVU), and given a suspended three-year sentence. After the trial he worked briefly in the laboratory of a veterinary institute.
[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 4 (1993).]