Special Report

32 Famous People You Didn’t Know Were Born in Ukraine

Nikolai Gogol
> Known as: Author (“Diary of a Madman,” “The Overcoat”)
> Birth year: 1809 (d. 1852)
> Birthplace: Sorochyntsi (now Velyki Sorochyntsi)

Source: Public Domain / Wikimedia Commons

Leopold von Sacher-Masoch
> Known as: Author, journalist, namesake of the term “masochism”
> Birth year: 1836 (d. 1895)
> Birthplace: Lemberg, Kingdom of Galicia and Lodomeria, Austrian Empire (now Lviv)

Source: Public Domain / Wikimedia Commons

Joseph Conrad
> Known as: Novelist (“Heart of Darkness,” “Lord Jim”)
> Birth year: 1857 (d. 1924)
> Birthplace: Berdychiv

Source: Public Domain / Wikimedia Commons

Kazimir Malevich
> Known as: Avant-garde artist and writer
> Birth year: 1879 (d. 1935)
> Birthplace: Kyiv

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