Rusyn, Pavlo

Rusyn, Pavlo (Русин, Павло; Paulus Ruthenus; pen name of Pawel Procler), b ca 1470 in Krosno, in the Lemko region, d November 1517 in Stary Sącz, Poland. Educator and humanist poet of Ukrainian origin. A graduate of Greifswald University (1499), he received his master’s degree from Cracow University in 1506 and taught classical literature there (1507–8, 1511–16). Among his students were Copernicus and the Polish Latin poets Jan from Wiślica and Jan Dantyszek. Collections of his Latin verse were published in Vienna in 1509, in Cracow in 1887, and in Warsaw in 1962; several poems in Ukrainian translation appeared in an anthology of 16th-century Ukrainian poetry (Kyiv 1987). Piotr Krukierek’s book about him was published in Krosno in 1935.

[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 4 (1993).]

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