Yaroshevsky, Oleksander

Yaroshevsky, Oleksander [Ярошевський, Олександер; Jaroševs'kyj], b 25 August 1887 in Pryluka, Poltava gubernia, d 11 November 1977 in Prague. Construction engineer. After completing his studies at the Ukrainian Husbandry Academy in Poděbrady (1931), he worked on many road, bridge, and water-diversion projects in Czechoslovakia. In 1939 he patented an accumulative central heating radiator. He was also a strong supporter of the Ukrainian branch of the Slovak Pedagogical Publishing House in Bratislava and translated a number of Slovak-language textbooks into Ukrainian.

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

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