Goszczyński, Seweryn

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Goszczyński, Seweryn, b 4 November 1801 in Illintsi, Lypovets county, Kyiv gubernia, d 25 February 1876 in Lviv. Polish Romantic poet, publicist, and political activist; a leading member of the Ukrainian school in Polish literature. His narrative poem Zamek Kaniowski (Kaniv Castle, 1828) depicts the Koliivshchyna rebellion of 1768 (see also Haidamaka uprisings). The influence of Ukrainian history and folklore is evident in the versified novella Król zamczyska (King of the Castle, 1842) and other poems. His collected works (4 vols) appeared in Lviv in 1911; his biography, by B. Suchodolski, was published in 1927.

[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 2 (1988).]

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