Ivan Franko, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Ivan Franko

Ukrainian poet and writer

Date of Birth: 27-Aug-1856

Place of Birth: Nahuievychi, Lviv Oblast, Ukraine

Date of Death: 28-May-1916

Profession: writer, poet, politician, economist, playwright, translator, journalist, literary critic, cultural historian

Zodiac Sign: Virgo

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About Ivan Franko

  • Ivan Yakovych Franko (Ukrainian: ???? ?????? ??????, pronounced [i'w?n 'j?kow?t? fr?n'k?]; August 27 [O.S.
  • August 15] 1856 – May 28 [O.S.
  • May 15] 1916) was a Ukrainian poet, writer, social and literary critic, journalist, interpreter, economist, political activist, doctor of philosophy, ethnographer, and the author of the first detective novels and modern poetry in the Ukrainian language. He was a political radical, and a founder of the socialist and nationalist movement in western Ukraine.
  • In addition to his own literary work, he also translated the works of such renowned figures as William Shakespeare, Lord Byron, Pedro Calderón de la Barca, Dante Alighieri, Victor Hugo, Adam Mickiewicz, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and Friedrich Schiller into Ukrainian.
  • His translations appeared on the stage of the Ruska Besida Theatre.
  • Along with Taras Shevchenko, he has had a tremendous impact on modern literary and political thought in Ukraine.

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