Stefaniv, Hnat

Stefaniv, Hnat [Стефанів, Гнат], b 10 February 1886 in Toporivtsi, Horodenka county, Galicia, d 21 June 1949 in Regensburg, Germany. Senior army officer; brother of Klym Stefaniv and Zenon Stefaniv. After being promoted to colonel he commanded the Ukrainian Galician Army from 10 November to 10 December 1918. Then he was transferred to the Army of the Ukrainian National Republic, where he was chief of logistics and then commanded the marine infantry, a reserve brigade of the Third Iron Rifle Division of the Army of the Ukrainian National Republic, the Third Cavalry Regiment (in the First Winter Campaign), and the UNR Army rear area. In August 1920 he was appointed consul of the Western Ukrainian National Republic to Czechoslovakia, and headed the consulate in Uzhhorod. The Government-in-exile of the Ukrainian National Republic eventually promoted him to brigadier general.

[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 5 (1993).]

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