Ukrainian History Timeline
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The portraits on Ukraine's hryvnia currency
create a timeline of its history
988
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Volodymyr the Great
Grand Prince and ruler of Kyiv-Rus from 980 to 1015.  Introduced Christianity in 988.
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1037
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Yaroslav the Wise
Grand Prince and ruler of Kyiv-Rus from 1036 to 1054.  Built St. Sophia Cathedral in 1037.
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1648
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Bohdan Khmelnytsky
Cossack Hetman from 1648 to 1657.  Leader of the 1648 Great Cossack Revolt.
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1708
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Ivan Mazepa
Cossack Hetman from 1687 to 1709.  Revolted against the Czar Peter 1 in 1708.
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1840
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Taras Shevchenko
Ukraine's greatest poet.  In 1840 his collection of poems 'Kobzar' was published.
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1917
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Mykhailo Hrushevsky
Author of History of Ukraine-Rus.  Elected President of Central Rada in 1917.
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