Seletsky, Petro

Seletsky, Petro [Селецький, Петро; Selec'kyj], b 2 March 1821 in Maliutyntsi, Pyriatyn county, Poltava gubernia, d 5 March 1880 (buried in the Vydubychi Monastery in Kyiv). After graduating in law from Kyiv University he served as a functionary in the Kyiv gubernial administration (from 1844) and worked for the Kyiv Archeographic Commission (1845–6). He became acquainted with Taras Shevchenko through Nikolai Repnin but differed with him on the Ukrainian question. Seletsky was deputy governor of Kyiv gubernia (1858–66) and marshal of the gubernial nobility (1866–80). His notebooks were published in Kievskaia starina (1884, nos 2–9).

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

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