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 .
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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.