Yurii Fedorovych Lysianskyi (1773-1837)
A seaman,a geographer, and anoceanographer, was born on14th(1 GC)August,1773 in Nizhyn. During the first world cruise (1803-1806) he was the captain of the ship "Neva". In 1827 being in Nizhyn, he personally presented afull edition of the books: “World cruise on the ship “Neva” during 1803-1806 years” to the headmaster of Nizhyn Lyceum I.Orlaiu. This edition is now kept in the Museum of a rare book named afterH.Vasylkivskyi, which is situated in Nizhyn Gogol State University. He died on 26thFebruary, 1837 in St. Petersburg and was buried in the cemetery of the Alexander - Nevskyi monastery. Naval officers collected some funds and placed a monument, which had been done per sketch of a seaman himself. There were such words:“Pedestrian, don’t grieve about the person, who set an anchor here, he took sails with him, under which he can fly to the sky”
An island in Hawai, the Alaska Peninsula, a strait, a riverand a mountainin Sakhalinare named after Yurii Fedorovych Lysianskyi. There is a monument in Nizhyn and a street which were put and named to pay homage to him.