Shcherbatsky, Heorhii

Shcherbatsky, Heorhii [Щербацький, Георгій; Ščerbac'kyj, Heorhij], b ?, d 18 August 1754 in Moscow. Churchman and teacher. A monk of the Transfiguration–Saint Sophia Monastery in Kyiv (see Saint Sophia Cathedral), he served as a professor of poetics (1749–50) and philosophy (1751–2) and as prefect (1752–3) at the Kyivan Mohyla Academy. In 1753–4 he taught at the Slavonic-Greek-Latin Academy in Moscow. He wrote the play Tragedokomediia naritsaemaia Fotii (A Tragicomedy Called Photius, 1749) and two Latin recensions of his philosophy courses, which were deeply influenced by the Cartesian method and doctrines.

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

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