Yanka Kupala

Yanka Kupala

June 25, 1882 – June 28, 1942

Jánka Kupála (akas: Yanka Kupala, Janka Kupała, Я́нка Купа́ла; July 7 1882 June 25 – June 28, 1942) – was the pen name of Iván Daminíkavich Lutsévich (Ivan Daminikavič Łucevič, Іва́н Даміні́кавіч Луцэ́віч), a Belarusian poet and writer. Kupala is considered one of the greatest Belarusian-language writers of the 20th century.