Grabowski, Michał

Grabowski, Michał, b 25 September 1804 in Zolotiiv (now part of Rivne), Volhynia, d 19 November 1863 in Warsaw. Polish Romantic writer and literary critic. A friend of Panteleimon Kulish, he contributed to his ethnographic collection Zapiski o Iuzhnoi Rusi (Notes on Southern Rus’) and influenced Kulish's views on the Cossacks. A notable member of the Ukrainian school in Polish literature, he wrote historical novelettes with Ukrainian subject matter, such as Koliszczyzna i stepy (The Koliivshchyna Rebellion and the Steppes, 1838) and Stanica Hulajpolska (The Huliai-Pole Station, 1840–1), and contributed to Obozrenie mogil, valov i gorodishch Kievskoi gubernii (Survey of Kurhans, Battlements, and Fortified Cities of Kyiv Gubernia, 1848) as well as to several other compendiums of historical, ethnographic, and archeological studies, including Ukraina dawna i teraźniejsza (Ukraine Ancient and Contemporary, 1850).

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

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