Nestor “Bat'ko” Makhno

Nestor “Bat'ko” Makhno

Birth
Zaporiz'ka, Ukraine
Death 6 Jul 1934 (aged 45)
Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France
Burial Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France
Memorial ID 83587580 · View Source
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Nestor Ivanovych Makhno or simply Daddy Makhno (Ukrainian: Нестор Іванович Махно, Russian: Не́стор Ива́нович Махно́; October 26 [O.S. October 14] 1888 – July 6, 1934) was a Ukrainian anarcho-communist guerrilla leader turned army commander who led an independent anarchist army in Ukraine during the Russian Civil War.
A commander of the peasant Revolutionary Insurrectionary Army of Ukraine, also known as the Anarchist Black Army, Makhno led a guerrilla campaign during the Russian Civil War. He supported the Bolsheviks, the Ukrainian Directory, the Bolsheviks again, and then turned to organizing the Free Territory of Ukraine, an anarchist society. This project was cut short by the consolidation of Bolshevik power. Makhno was described by anarchist theorist Emma Goldman as "an extraordinary figure" leading a revolutionary peasants' movement. He is also credited as the inventor of the tachanka, a horse-drawn platform mounting a heavy machine gun.


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  • Added: 16 Jan 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 83587580
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Nestor “Bat'ko” Makhno (26 Oct 1888–6 Jul 1934), Find A Grave Memorial no. 83587580, citing Cimetière du Père Lachaise, Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France ; Maintained by Hit Beat (contributor 47700023) .