Borysykevych, Ivan

Borysykevych, Ivan [Борискевич, Іван; Borysykevyč], b 1815 in Uvysla, Ternopil county, Galicia, d 31 January 1892. Landowner, lawyer, community and cultural leader during the Galician renaissance. In 1848 he became vice-president of the Supreme Ruthenian Council and authored its statute. He was a delegate to the 1848 Slavic Congress in Prague, an initiator and active participant of the Congress of Ruthenian Scholars, and during the 1860s a member of the Galician diet.

[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 1 (1984).]

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