Petro Tronko

Petro Tymofiyovych Tronko (July 12, 1915, Zabrody village, Bogoduhiv district, Kharkiv region) is a specialist in the problems of historical local history and the historical and cultural heritage of Ukraine, the founder of the modern school of local historians, a researcher of the history of Ukraine during the Great Patriotic War. State and public figure of the Academy of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (1978), Honoured Scientist and Technologist of Ukraine (1990), first vice-president of the All-Ukrainian Academy of Historical Sciences (1999).

Honorary Doctor of Khmelnytskyi National University.


Tronko is the author of more than 600 scientific, journalistic and other works, including 20 monographs. He supervised the creation of the fundamental work “History of Cities and Villages of the Ukrainian SSR” in 26 volumes. The first volume is about Kharkiv oblast, it was recognized at the Expo 67 exhibition in Canada.

In 1967-1988, Tronko was the Head of the Ukrainian Society of Historical and Cultural Heritage Protection; the Director of the Institute of the Ukrainian Book, the Chairman of the Board of Oles Honchar All-Ukrainian Foundation of Historical and Architectural Heritage and Architectural Renovation (since 1996), the Vice-President of the Association of Historical Cities of Ukraine, the Head of Kharkiv Community in Kyiv; the Head of the Overseers Board of Kharkiv University (since 2003).


Honorary professor of the Dnipropetrovsk Mining National Academy, Honorary Doctorof the Dnipropetrovsk State University, Poltava and Kirovohrad Pedagogical Institutes, a total of 12 higher educational institutions of Ukraine. Hero of Ukraine (2000). Honorary citizen of Kharkiv, as well as Bogodukhov, Lebedyn, Kamianets-Podilskyi, Kanev, Kyiv, Pereyaslav-Khmelnytskyi. Honored Worker of Science and Technology of Ukraine (1990).

Awards Laureate of M. Ostrovsky Prize in Science and Technology of Ukraine, Order of Friendship of Peoples (1975), Order of Merit, Class III (1995), Order of Yaroslav the Wise (2005), Certificate of Merit of the President of the Verkhovna Rada of the Ukrainian SSR (1975, 1981), Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine (2000), and other decorations.