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Nestor Makhno
(Ukrainian Anarchist Revolutionary and the Commander of the Revolutionary Insurgent Army of Ukraine)
Nestor Makhno
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Birthdate: November 7, 1888
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Hulyaipole, Ukraine
Died: July 25, 1934
Remembered for his guerrilla tactics, his Robin Hood image, and his Black Army that kept the Red and White armies away from a part of Ukraine, Nestor Makhno lost his father as an infant. He began working on farms at age 7 and grew up to be an anarchist revolutionary. 
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Taras Shevchenko
(Poet)
Taras Shevchenko
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Birthdate: March 9, 1814
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Morintsy, Ukraine
Died: March 10, 1861
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Ilya Ehrenburg
(Poet)
Ilya Ehrenburg
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Birthdate: January 26, 1891
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kyiv, Ukraine
Died: August 31, 1967
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 4 
Lesya Ukrainka
(Writer)
Lesya Ukrainka
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Birthdate: February 25, 1871
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Novohrad-Volyns'kyi, Ukraine
Died: August 1, 1913
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 5 
Maruv
(Ukrainian Singer, Songwriter, and Producer)
Maruv
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Birthdate: February 15, 1991
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Pavlohrad, Ukraine
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 6 
Ivan Franko
(Poet)
Ivan Franko
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Birthdate: August 27, 1856
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Nahuievychi, Ukraine
Died: May 28, 1916
 7 
Henry Roth
(Novelist)
Henry Roth
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Birthdate: February 8, 1906
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Tysmenytsya, Ukraine
Died: October 13, 1995
 8 
Aḥad Haʿam
(Essayist)
Aḥad Haʿam
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Birthdate: August 18, 1856
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Skvira, Ukraine
Died: January 2, 1927
 9 
Markiyan Kamysh
(Writer)
Markiyan Kamysh
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Birthdate: October 19, 1988
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kyiv, Ukraine
 10 
Nadia Meiher
(Ukrainian Actress, Singer-Songwriter, Television Host, Poet, and Fashion Designer)
Nadia Meiher
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Birthdate: April 10, 1982
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Zbruchivka, Ukraine
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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David Burliuk
(Poet)
David Burliuk
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Birthdate: July 21, 1882
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kharkov Governorate, Ukraine
Died: January 15, 1967
 12 
Ilya Kaminsky
(Poet)
Ilya Kaminsky
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Birthdate: April 18, 1977
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Odesa, Ukraine
 13 
Saul Tchernichowsky
(Poet)
Saul Tchernichowsky
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Birthdate: August 20, 1875
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Crimea, Ukraine
Died: October 14, 1943
 14 
Vladimir Korolenko
(Ukrainian-Russian Writer and Journalist)
Vladimir Korolenko
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Birthdate: July 27, 1853
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Zhytomyr, Ukraine
Died: December 25, 1921

Most renowned for his short novel The Blind Musician, Russian author and journalist Vladimir Korolenko was known for his depiction of the plight of the disadvantaged sections of society. In his early days, his revolutionary activities got him expelled from two colleges. Makar’s Dream remains one of his best-known stories.

 15 
Naphtali Herz Imber
(Poet)
Naphtali Herz Imber
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Birthdate: December 27, 1856
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Zolochiv, Ukraine
Died: October 8, 1909
 16 
A. D. Gordon
(Political Leader)
A. D. Gordon
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Birthdate: June 9, 1856
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Zhytomyrs'kyi district, Ukraine
Died: February 22, 1922
 17 
Anatoly Kuznetsov
(Writer)
Anatoly Kuznetsov
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Birthdate: August 18, 1929
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Kyiv, Ukraine
Died: June 13, 1979
 18 
Irina Ratushinskaya
(Russian Soviet Writer, Poet, and Dissident)
Irina Ratushinskaya
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Birthdate: March 4, 1954
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Odesa, Ukraine
Died: July 5, 2017
 19 
Mykhailo Kotsiubynsky
(Author)
Mykhailo Kotsiubynsky
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Birthdate: September 17, 1864
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Vinnytsia, Ukraine
Died: April 25, 1913
 20 
Gregor von Rezzori
(Novelist)
Gregor von Rezzori
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Birthdate: May 13, 1914
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Chernivtsi, Ukraine
Died: April 23, 1998

While he initially studied mining, medicine, and architecture, Gregor von Rezzori eventually graduated in arts. Fluent in several languages, he had a successful stint as a journalist and became known for both for his light novels and the more poignant ones such as Memoirs of an Anti-Semite.

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Philip Rahv
(Literary Critic)
Philip Rahv
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Birthdate: March 10, 1908
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kupyn, Ukraine
Died: December 22, 1973
 22 
Ivan Kotliarevsky
(Writer)
Ivan Kotliarevsky
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Birthdate: September 9, 1769
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Poltava, Ukraine
Died: November 10, 1838
 23 
Eduard Gufeld
(Ukrainian Chess Player)
Eduard Gufeld
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Birthdate: March 19, 1936
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kyiv, Ukraine
Died: September 23, 2002
 24 
Avrom Goldfaden
(Author)
Avrom Goldfaden
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Birthdate: July 24, 1840
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Starokostyantyniv, Ukraine
Died: January 9, 1908
 25 
Demyan Bedny
(Poet)
Demyan Bedny
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Birthdate: April 13, 1883
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Hubivka, Ukraine
Died: May 25, 1945
 26 
Yevgeny Petrov
(Writer)
Yevgeny Petrov
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Birthdate: December 13, 1903
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Odesa, Ukraine
Died: July 2, 1942
 27 
Isaac Boleslavsky
(Ukrainian Chess Player)
Isaac Boleslavsky
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Birthdate: June 9, 1919
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Zolotonosha, Ukraine
Died: February 15, 1977
 28 
Micha Josef Berdyczewski
(Author)
Micha Josef Berdyczewski
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Birthdate: August 7, 1865
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Medzhibozh, Ukraine
Died: November 18, 1921
 29 
Mikhail Artsybashev
(Writer)
Mikhail Artsybashev
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Birthdate: November 5, 1878
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Kharkiv, Ukraine
Died: March 3, 1927
 30 
Alexander Goldenweiser
(American anthropologist)
Alexander Goldenweiser
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Birthdate: January 29, 1880
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kiev
Died: July 6, 1940
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Boris Savinkov
(Russian Revolutionary, Author, and Socialist Revolutionary Party Leader)
Boris Savinkov
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Birthdate: January 31, 1879
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kharkiv, Ukraine
Died: May 7, 1925
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Ismail Gasprinski
(Turkish writer)
Ismail Gasprinski
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Birthdate: March 20, 1851
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Avci, Ukraine
Died: September 11, 1914
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Ivan Nechuy-Levytsky
(Writer)
Ivan Nechuy-Levytsky
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Birthdate: November 25, 1838
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Steblev, Ukraine
Died: April 2, 1918
 34 
Eduard Bagritsky
(Poet)
Eduard Bagritsky
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Birthdate: October 22, 1895
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Odessa, Ukraine
Died: February 16, 1934
 35 
Georgy Vladimov
(Writer)
Georgy Vladimov
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Birthdate: February 19, 1931
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kharkiv, Ukraine
Died: October 19, 2003
 36 
Jerzy Toeplitz
(Author)
Jerzy Toeplitz
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Birthdate: November 24, 1909
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kharkiv, Ukraine
Died: July 25, 1995
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Moyshe-Leyb Halpern
(Poet)
Moyshe-Leyb Halpern
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Birthdate: January 2, 1886
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Galicia
Died: August 31, 1932
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Julian Stryjkowski
(Writer)
Julian Stryjkowski
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Birthdate: April 27, 1905
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Stryi, Ukraine
Died: August 8, 1996
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Theophan Prokopovich
(Russian-Ukrainian Theologian, Writer, Philosopher, and Mathematician)
Theophan Prokopovich
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Birthdate: June 18, 1681
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Kyiv, Ukraine
Died: September 19, 1736
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Michał Choromański
(Writer)
Michał Choromański
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Birthdate: June 22, 1904
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kropyvnytskyi, Ukraine
Died: May 14, 1972