Vakhnianyn Anatole

Activity: social and political activist
Years: 1841 - 1908
Community: ukrainian
 A Ukrainian political and cultural figure, composer, teacher and journalist. During 1859-63 Vakhnianyn studied theology in Lviv's seminary, was engaged in literary and political activities. He helped to organize the Prosvita Society, an organization dedicated to educational and cultural work among the Ukrainian people that helped lead to a national awakening among them, becoming its first head. In 1903 he founded the Higher Musical Institute in Lviv, currently the Lviv Conservatory, and became its first director. He composed the opera Kupala, music to Taras Shevchenko's drama Nazar Stodolia, and various literary works. There is a Street in Lviv named after him.