Josaphat Kuntsevych

1580 - 1623

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Josaphat Kuntsevych, O.S.B.M., (c. 1580 – 12 November 1623) (Polish: Jozafat Kuncewicz, Lithuanian: Juozapatas Kuncevičius, Ukrainian: Йосафат Кунцевич, Josafat Kuntsevych) was a Polish–Lithuanian monk and archeparch (archbishop) of the Ruthenian Catholic Church, who on 12 November 1623 was killed by an angry mob in Vitebsk, Vitebsk Voivodeship, in the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth (present-day Belarus). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Josaphat Kuntsevych has received more than 136,979 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia. Josaphat Kuntsevych is the 784th most popular religious figure (down from 776th in 2019), the 119th most popular biography from Ukraine (up from 121st in 2019) and the 4th most popular Ukrainian 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 784 out of 2,272Before him are Fatimah bint Asad, Julia Pastrana, Jean Mabillon, A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, József Mindszenty, and Anna Göldi. After him are Mahavatar Babaji, Medardus, Ananias of Damascus, Antipope Clement VIII, Arnold of Brescia, and Saint Eligius.

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Among people born in 1580, Josaphat Kuntsevych ranks 8Before him are Jan Baptist van Helmont, John Smith, Köprülü Mehmed Pasha, Gabriel Bethlen, Charles I Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua, and Ernst von Mansfeld. After him are Nicolas-Claude Fabri de Peiresc, Augusta of Denmark, António de Andrade, Pierre Vernier, Giovanni Girolamo Kapsperger, and Daniël Heinsius. Among people deceased in 1623, Josaphat Kuntsevych ranks 5Before him are Pope Gregory XV, Anne Hathaway, Tulsidas, and William Byrd. After him are Halime Sultan, Domenico Fetti, Mariam-uz-Zamani, Uesugi Kagekatsu, Henri de La Tour d'Auvergne, Duke of Bouillon, Philippe de Mornay, and Antonio Priuli.

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Among people born in Ukraine, Josaphat Kuntsevych ranks 119 out of 913Before him are Stepan Makarov (1848), Petro Poroshenko (1965), Yevgeny Primakov (1929), Ephraim Katzir (1916), Sergei Bondarchuk (1920), and Leo Kanner (1894). After him are Sviatopolk II of Kiev (1050), Ivan Kozhedub (1920), Georgy Gapon (1870), Stanisław Jerzy Lec (1909), Gregory Skovoroda (1722), and Theodosius Dobzhansky (1900).


Among religious figures born in Ukraine, Josaphat Kuntsevych ranks 4Before him are Baal Shem Tov (1700), Nachman of Breslov (1772), and Jacob Frank (1726). After him are Menachem Mendel Schneerson (1902), Theodosius of Kiev (1029), Filaret (1929), Lubomyr Husar (1933), Hilarion of Kiev (990), John of Shanghai and San Francisco (1896), Dimitry of Rostov (1651), and Marian Jaworski (1926).