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Жарких М. І. Біографія Віктора Забіли: факти і легенди.

Жарких М. І. Біографія Віктора Забіли: факти і легенди. – К.: р. (Мережева публікація)

Language of edition: ukrainian

Victor M. Zabila (c. 1808 – 20 Nov (2 Dec) 1869) – Ukrainian romantic poet. His biography known very little. The objective of my article is to assess the value of biographical information sources introduced into scientific circulation, the selection of the basis of relatively reliable points (facts) and reasoned refutation of myths (legends).

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Zabila kin

Time and place of birth

Brothers and sisters


Military service

Unhappy love

Property status

Collected Poems 1837

Summer 1838 in Kachanovka

V. N. Zabila and T. H. Shevchenko

The mythical «meeting with Shevchenko»

Zabila and Paskevich

Love for the people

Postal officer

Cossack militia

Alcoholism V. N. Zabila

Last years of life

Death and burial

Manuscript works


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Author: Zharkikh Mykola Ivanovych (1956 –)

Personality: Zabila Viktor Mykolajovych (1809 – 1869)

Subject: Other issues in ukrainian literature 19 cent.