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Taras Shevchenko (1814–1861)

Shevchenko, Taras Grigorievich (shev-chen’kō). A Russian poet; born, Feb. 25, 1814; died in St. Petersburg, Feb. 26, 1861. His ‘Kobzar,’ a volume of lyrics in the Little Russian dialect, appeared in 1840 (new ed. 1860), and became at once popular. ‘Haidamaki,’ one of the greatest of Russian epics followed in 1841; after which came ‘Hamalia,’ ‘Maiax,’ and others.