Friday, 20 May 2011

Ivan Fedorovych

Ivan Fedorovych (born around 1510, died December 14, 1583 in Lviv), was one of the fathers (the other being Francysk Skaryna) of Eastern Slavonic printing. He was also a master cannon maker and the inventor of a multibarreled mortar [1].
Book Market in Lviv

In 1572 the first publisher of books in Ukraine, Ivan Fedorovych, a graduate of the University of Kraków, settled in Lviv for a brief period when he was chased out of Moscow. The city became a significant centre for Eastern orthodoxy with the establishment of an orthodox brotherhood, a Greek-Slavonic school and a printery which published the first full versions of the Bible in Church Slavonic in 1580[1].

[1] wikipedia

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