Josaphat Kuntsevych

1580 - 1623

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Josaphat Kuntsevych (c. 1580 – 12 November 1623) was a monk and archeparch (archbishop) of the Ruthenian Catholic Church, who on 12 November 1623 was killed by an angry mob in Vitebsk,, in the eastern peripheries of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth (present-day Belarus). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Josaphat Kuntsevych has received more than 176,532 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Josaphat Kuntsevych is the 662nd most popular religious figure (up from 783rd in 2019), the 88th most popular biography from Ukraine (up from 119th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Religious Figure.

Josaphat Kuntsevych is most famous for his epic poem, "Taras Bulba," which he wrote in 1842. The poem is about the life of Taras Bulba, a Cossack general in Ukraine.

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Among religious figures, Josaphat Kuntsevych ranks 662 out of 2,238Before him are Zephaniah, Theodora, Aloysius Stepinac, Mordecai, Eulalia of Mérida, and James, brother of Jesus. After him are Angelo Sodano, Saint Remigius, Ludmila of Bohemia, Gertrude the Great, Hashim ibn Abd Manaf, and Sa'id bin Zayd.

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Among people born in 1580, Josaphat Kuntsevych ranks 5Before him are Jan Baptist van Helmont, Willebrord Snellius, Gabriel Bethlen, and John Smith. After him are Köprülü Mehmed Pasha, Charles I Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua, Ernst von Mansfeld, Nicolas-Claude Fabri de Peiresc, Andrea Falconieri, Augusta of Denmark, and Pierre Vernier. Among people deceased in 1623, Josaphat Kuntsevych ranks 5Before him are Pope Gregory XV, Halime Sultan, Tulsidas, and Anne Hathaway. After him are William Byrd, Mariam-uz-Zamani, Domenico Fetti, Kara Davud Pasha, Uesugi Kagekatsu, Henri de La Tour d'Auvergne, Duke of Bouillon, and John VII, Count of Nassau-Siegen.

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Among people born in Ukraine, Josaphat Kuntsevych ranks 88 out of 1,083Before him are Sergey Bubka (1963), Edward Rydz-Śmigły (1886), Ze'ev Jabotinsky (1880), Clarice Lispector (1920), Nachman of Breslov (1772), and Andriy Shevchenko (1976). After him are Bruno Schulz (1892), Yevgeny Primakov (1929), Boris Shcherbina (1919), Vsevolod I of Kiev (1030), Karol Szymanowski (1882), and Oleg Blokhin (1952).


Among religious figures born in Ukraine, Josaphat Kuntsevych ranks 3Before him are Baal Shem Tov (1700) and Nachman of Breslov (1772). After him are Menachem Mendel Schneerson (1902), Jacob Frank (1726), Filaret (1929), Theodosius of Kiev (1029), Paisius Velichkovsky (1722), Hilarion of Kiev (990), Anthony of Kiev (983), Dimitry of Rostov (1651), and John of Shanghai and San Francisco (1896).