Skoropadsky, Danylo

Image - Danylo Skoropadsky in Toronto in 1953

Skoropadsky, Danylo [Скоропадський, Данило; Skoropads'kyj], b 13 February 1904 in Saint Petersburg, d 22 February 1957 in London. Political and civic figure; son of Hetman Pavlo Skoropadsky; brother of Yelysaveta Skoropadska. He was heir apparent (announced in 1938) to Hetman Pavlo Skoropadsky as leader of the Hetmanite movement, and he assumed that role from his mother in 1948. He traveled to Canada and the United States in 1937–8 and 1953 in order to meet with Hetmanite supporters. He moved to England in 1938, where he published (with Volodymyr Korostovets) an English-language journal about the Ukrainian question, took an active role in the Scottish League for the Liberation of Europe, and was honorary head of the Association of Ukrainians in Great Britain.

[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 4 (1993).]




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