Verzylov, Arkadii [Верзилов, Аркадій], b 22 December 1867 in Kovchyn, Chernihiv county, Chernihiv gubernia, d 14 July 1931 in Chernihiv. Historian. A pupil of Volodymyr Antonovych, in the 1920s he taught at an agricultural tekhnikum in Chernihiv and did research at the historical-philological division of the All-Ukrainian Academy of Sciences (VUAN). His scholarly publications include a study of trade in Ukraine in 1480–1569 (in Zemskii sbornik Chernigovskoi gubernii, 1898, nos. 1–4, and separately, 1899), a description of daily life in the medieval period in the Chernihiv region, and an account of the Chernihiv Hromada (both in Chernihiv i pivnichne Livoberezhzhia, 1928). His recollections about Mykola Kostomarov and Antonovych appeared in Ukraïna (1914–30) (1928, no. 6).
[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 5 (1993).]