|Metropolitan of Galicia, Archbishop of Lemberg|
|Church||Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church|
|Appointed||8 March 1816|
|Term ended||14 January 1858|
|Consecration||20 Sept 1813 (Bishop)
by Antin Angelovych
|Created Cardinal||16 June 1856|
|Born||17 February 1774
Lanchyn, in Pokuttya
|Died||14 January 1858
|Reference style||His Eminence|
|Spoken style||Your Eminence|
Mykhajlo Levitsky (or Mykhailo Levytskyi (Ukrainian: Михайло Левицький, Polish: Michał Lewicki)); 17 February, 1774 – 14 January, 1858) was the Metropolitan Archbishop of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church from 1816 until his death in 1858 and a Cardinal of the Catholic Church.
Mykhajlo Levitsky was born on 17 February 1774 at Lanchyn, in Pokuttya region. He studied philosophy and theology in Lviv and later in Vienna where, after his (Priestly) ordination in 1798, he entered in force to the Greek Catholic parish of the St. Barbara and where he got a doctorate in theology. Returned to Galicia, became prefect of the Lviv Theological Seminary and later Professor of Scripture and Pastoral Theology at the University of Lviv.
He founded 383 parochial schools, cared for the publication of textbooks for them, and he supported the creation of educational associations of priests. Together with John Mohylnytskym he sought the introduction of teaching in the Ukrainian language in schools in Eastern Galicia. Later defined as conservative, he was close to the Polish gentry circles, and enemy of modern trends in social and cultural life. During the revolution of 1848, he supported the creation of the Supreme Ruthenian Council, which supported the Ukrainophile and pro-Hasburg positions of the Western Ukrainian Clergy, and encouraged the clergy to work on the education of the people
- on 16 August 1774 according to other sources
- Pelesz, Julian (1881). Geschichte der Union der ruthenischen Kirche mit Rom. Woerl. pp. 899, 950.
- "Mihail (Mychajlo) Cardinal Lewicki (Levyckyj)". Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved 23 January 2015.
- Salvador Miranda. "(40) 1. LEWICKI, Mihail". The Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church. Retrieved 2 April 2011.
- Mykhailo Levytskyi at Encyclopedia of History of Ukraine
|Metropolitans of Galicia and Archbishop of Lviv
|Bishop of Premissel