Was born in May 1801 in Nizhyn.
He studied at the Nizhyn National two-year College (this building is now the school number one, 4, Hrebinka Street).
His father was an assessor of the district cour of Nizhyn.
One of the most active members of the Southern Society. Member of the Society of United Slavs (from 1825). He served time in the city of Narym in Tobolska province (from 1826), in the village of Kurahynske (since 1837), in the village of Tesninske (from 1839). Died in Minusynsk.