Zaklynsky, Kornylo R.

Zaklynsky, Kornylo R. [Заклинський, Корнило Р.; Zaklyns’kyj], b 1 August 1889 in Lviv, d 1 April 1966 in Prague. Pedagogue and literary critic; son of Roman Zaklynsky and brother of Bohdan Zaklynsky and Rostyslav Zaklynsky. In the early 1920s, after studying at Vienna University and Lviv University, Zaklynsky was forced to move to Transcarpathia because of political circumstances. There he became a teacher at the Berehove gymnasium (1920–38) and an active promoter of the Plast Ukrainian Youth Association and the Prosvita society. In 1939 he was arrested and imprisoned briefly by the Hungarians, and then moved to Prague. There he taught at the Ukrainian Gymnasium in Czechoslovakia and was the director of the Ukrainian Museum (formerly Museum of Ukraine's Struggle for Independence). He wrote scholarly articles (particularly in Czech journals) about Ukrainian literary figures from Transcarpathia and the Prešov region as well as several school texts. Zaklynsky was a strong supporter of the Svydnyk Museum of Ukrainian Culture, to which he donated his personal library.

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

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