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Skovoroda, Hryhory
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(1722, Chornukhy, Poltava Oblast – 1794, Ivanivka, near Kharkiv), is considered the most important poet and mystic of the Ukrainian Baroque. From 1734 to 1753 (with interruptions) he studied at the Kyiv-Mohyla Academy in Kiev (II). From 1745 to 1750 he pursued his interests in the Stoics, Plato, and Pietism in Europe. In his epistemology, he combined patristic influences with the Plato renaissance of his period. Between 1753 and 1769, he held various teaching positions: initially …

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Oswalt, Julia, “Skovoroda, Hryhory”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 04 July 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_025584>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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