Vladimir Ivanovich Samiylenko ( Samoilenko , Ukrainian. Volodymyr Ivanovich Samiylenko , literary pseudonyms - Ivanenko , V. Poltavets , V. Sivenky , L. Sumny ; February 3, 1864 , Great Sorochintsy , Mirgorod uyezd , Poltava gubernia - August 12, 1925 , Boyer , Kiev Province ) - Ukrainian poet, playwright and translator.
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He was the illegitimate son of the landowner Ivan Lisevich, so he carried the name of his mother.
He graduated from the Poltava gymnasium in 1885, then until 1890 he studied at the history department of Kiev University . He worked as an official in Kiev , Chernigov , Ekaterinodar and Mirgorod ; from 1905, he worked in Kiev in the editorial offices of the newspapers Gromadska Dumka , Rada , and the Hornet , then until 1917 - notary in Dobryanka .
After proclaiming Ukrainian independence, he worked in the Ministries of Education and Finance. In 1919, together with the government of the UPR, he emigrated to Galicia occupied by the Poles. In 1924, he returned to Kiev, where he worked in the publishing house of fiction, but his health was undermined by the famine years of the civil war, and he died the next year. He was buried in the Kiev region in the town of Boyarka to the right of the entrance to the St. Michael’s Church.
Author of many lyrical poetic works, as well as plays “Marusya Churaivna” (1896), “U Gaykhan-Bey” (1917), “Drama without a Mountain” (1895, not finished), etc. He translated Homer's “ Iliad ” into Ukrainian, Dante ’s Divine Comedy , plays by Moliere , Beaumarchais , A. Frans , poems by Beranger , Byron and others. In addition, he was a satirist, the author of the satirical poems Eldorado (1886), “Yak fun to live in Ukraine” (1886), “On the Peak” (1898), “Mudry Kravets” (1905), “The Last Stand” (1906), “Thinking”, “Minsk Psnya”, “Novyi Lad”.
- Vladimir Samylenko - an article from the Great Soviet Encyclopedia .
- Samiilenko Vladimir Ivanovich // Big Soviet Encyclopedia : [in 30 t.]