Shashkevych, Hryhorii

Shashkevych, Hryhorii [Шашкевич, Григорій; Šaškevyč, Hryhorij], b 24 January 1809 in Susolivka, Ternopil circle, d 30 August 1888 in Peremyshl, Galicia. Greek Catholic priest and civic and political leader. In 1848 he was elected president of the Regional Ruthenian Council in Stanyslaviv (a branch of the Supreme Ruthenian Council in Lviv) and deputy to the Austrian parliament. In Vienna he served as adviser to the education ministry (1848–65) and head of its Galician school department as well as rector of the Greek Catholic Theological Seminary. After returning to Galicia he was elected to the Galician Diet (1867). He wrote one of the first Ukrainian grammar textbooks for public schools (1862) and collaborated with Yakiv Holovatsky and Yurii Vyslobotsky on a German-Ukrainian legal dictionary (1851; see Terminology).

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

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