A Russian and a Ukrainian writer.
Was born on 2th February, 1812.
He graduated from the Bezborodko Gymnasium of Higher Science (1825-1831). While studying a great amount of famous fables and poems was written by him. He is the author of the popular Russian romance “Black eyes”.
He was the first person who paid attention to young T. Shevchenko and took a great part in his redemption from serfdom. That’s why the Ukrainian culture is obliged to him that in 1840 “Kobzar” was published.