Fedorovych, Volodyslav

Fedorovych, Volodyslav [Федорович, Володислав; Fedorovyč], b 26 May 1845 in Bilitivka, Skalat county, Galicia, d 22 December 1917 in Kyiv. Galician community figure, patron of the arts, and owner of a large estate in the village of Vikno, Skalat county; father of Dariia Vikonska. From 1873 to 1876 he was president and honorary member of the Prosvita society, to which he donated 12,000 guldens. In 1879 he became a deputy to the Austrian parliament in Vienna and later a member of the upper chamber. In 1887 he organized a Ukrainian ethnographic exhibit in Ternopil in connection with the visit to Galicia of the heir apparent to the Austrian throne, Rudolf von Habsburg. Fedorovych's mansion, which contained many collections of Ukrainian art, including some antique kilims, and his library were burned down by Russian soldiers during their retreat from Galicia in July 1917.

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

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