Ignaty Potapenko

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Ignaty Potapenko
Ignaty Nikolayevich Potapenko-cropped.jpg
Born(1856-12-30)December 30, 1856
Fyodorovka, Kherson Governorate, Russian Empire (now Ukraine)
DiedMay 17, 1929(1929-05-17) (aged 72)
Leningrad, Soviet Union

Ignaty Nikolayevich Potapenko (Russian: Игна́тий Никола́евич Пота́пенко, December 30, 1856 – May 17, 1929), was a Russian writer and playwright.


Potapenko was born in the village of Fyodorovka, Kherson Governorate, Russian Empire (now Ukraine) where his father was a priest. Potapenko studied at Odessa University, and at the Saint Petersburg Conservatory. His first works were tales of Ukrainian life. He's best known for his novel A Russian Priest (1890), published in Vestnik Evropy (Herald of Europe). His works include novels, plays, and short stories.[1]

English translations[edit]

  • The General's Daughter, (novel), T. Fisher Unwin, 1892.
  • A Father of Six, and An Occasional Holiday, (short novels), T. Fisher Unwin, 1893. from Archive.org
  • A Thousand Talents, (story), from Anthology of Russian Literature, Volume 2, Leo Wiener, G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1903. from Archive.org
  • The Curse of Fame, (story), from Short Story Classics (Foreign) Volume 1, P.F. Collier, 1907. from Archive.org
  • What Dmitro Saw At the War, (story), from The Soul of Russia, W. Stephens, Macmillan and Co. LTD, London, 1916. from Archive.org
  • A Russian Priest, (novel), T. Fisher Unwin, 1916. from Archive.org
  • Dethroned, (story), from Best Russian Short Stories, Boni and Liveright, 1917. from Archive.org


  1. ^ The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). 2010, The Gale Group, Inc.