Bortniansky, Dmytro

Dmitry Bortniansky was born on 28 October 1751 in the city of Hlukhiv (the present-day Ukraine), then a part of the autonomous Cossack Hetmanate within the Russian Empire (as Glukhov), into the family of Stefan Skurat (or Shkurat), a Lemko-Rusyn Orthodox religious refugee from the village of Bortne in the Malopolska region (he was entered in the Cossack register of Glukhov in 1755)... read more