Kulish Panteleimon

Activity: writer
Years: 1819 - 1897
Community: russian
Ukrainian writer, poet, dramatist, folklorist, ethnographer, linguist, translator, critic, publisher. He is the author of the first Ukrainian phonetic alphabet that later became the basis of the modern written Ukrainian language. His famous novel “Chorna Rada” (Black Board) brought him a considerable fame of the author of the first Ukrainian historical novel. He was known in Galicia, where such Lviv journals as “Vechornytsi” and “Meta” published his prose, poetry, articles. Kulish visited Lviv very often and cooperated with Polish cultural and political leaders and Galician Ukrainians there. Nowadays one of the street in Lviv is called Kulisha street.