Tomasz Padura

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Tomasz Padura (1801 – 1871 in Illintsi, Ukraine)- An influential Ukrainian-Polish Romantic poet of the so-called Ukrainian school (a group of Polish-Ukrainophile writers), musician-torbanist, and composer-songwriter.

Padura's ballad of Ustym Karmaliuk "Beyond Siberia The Sun Rises" (За Сибіром Сонце Сходить) achieved extraordinary popularity in 19th century Ukraine. It became a folk-song. His song "Hej Sokoły (song)" is very popular in Poland.