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Today in LES History: Ukranian Poet Taras Shevchenko is Born

Last modified March 10, 2015 at 8:15 am

March 9, 1814 – Ukrainian poet Taras Hryhorovych Shevchenko was born in the former Russian Empire. Many consider his writings to be the foundation of modern Ukranian literature, and to an extent, written Ukranian language itself. Born into serfdom and orphaned at age 11, Shevchenko was imprisoned and exiled by 33 for promoting an independent […]

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