Kobyliansky, Liutsii

Kobyliansky, Liutsii [Кобилянський, Люцій; Kobyljans'kyj, Ljucij], b 1855 in Zolotonosha, Poltava gubernia, d 15 March 1941 in Prague. A physician and cultural figure. During his medical studies in Kyiv (1871–7) he sang in Mykola Lysenko’s choir and belonged to the Hromada of Kyiv. Working as a gubernial medical inspector in Caucasia, he organized Sunday schools, a choir, and a Prosvita society in Baku. After the February Revolution of 1917 he was elected deputy from the Ukrainian Party of Socialist Revolutionaries to the Central Rada. In 1918–19 he served as adviser to the Ukrainian consulates in Istanbul and Budapest. Immigrating to Czechoslovakia after the First World War, he worked in a sanatorium and belonged to the Ukrainian Physicians' Association in Czechoslovakia. Kobyliansky’s publications include articles on music and medicine and a monograph on Lysenko (1930).

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

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