Zhuchenko, Mykhailo

Zhuchenko, Mykhailo [Жученко, Михайло; Žučenko, Myxajlo], b 1840 in Kherson gubernia, d 1880 in Paris. Lawyer and civil activist. As a law student at Kharkiv University he was active in the Ukrainophile movement and organized Sunday schools. After becoming a lawyer he often defended populists against political charges. He was a member of the Poltava Hromada and the Kharkiv-Kyiv Secret Society and was, for some time, imprisoned for his activities. He was one of the founders and chief financial supporters of the Shevchenko Scientific Society in Lviv.

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

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