Tchaikovsky (surname)

Tchaikovsky [chah-ee-KOV-skee] and its feminine variant Tchaikovska is a Slavic surname most commonly seen in this form, its French transliteration from the Cyrillic alphabet. Other transliterations include Tschaikowski (German) Ciajkovskij (Italian), Tsjaikovski (Dutch), Chaikovski (Spanish), Tjajkovskij (Swedish), Tsjajkovskij (Norwegian) and Tsaikovski (Finnish). It has also been rendered as Tchaikovski, Chaikovsky, Chaykovsky, Chaikovskiy, Chaykovskiy and Chaikovskii. Among Slavic languages which use the Latin alphabet, it frequently occurs in its Polish version, Czajkowski, or as Čajkovskij (Czech) and Čajkovski (Slovak/Slovenian/Croatian/Bosnian). The surname, in all its forms, is shared by the following individuals:

Writers

*(1804–1886) Michał Czajkowski, Polish-Ukrainian writer on Cossack themes; lived in Turkey as Mehmed Sadyk Pasha
*(1816–1873) Antoni Czajkowski, Polish writer and poet during the period of Romanticism in Poland
*(1850–1916) Modest Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Russian playwright and opera librettist; brother of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
*(1851–1926) Nikolai Tchaikovsky, Russian writer of influential revolutionary socialist tracts; opponent of Bolshevism
*(1857–1935) Andriy Yakovich Chaykovskiy, Ukrainian lawyer, essayist, nationalist and organizer during Ukrainian War of Independence
*(1896–1970) Juan Czajkowski, Polish-Argentine journalist and longtime editor of Polish newspaper "Oredownik" in Posadas, Misiones
*(1926–1999) Zbigniew Czajkowski-Dębczyński, Polish participant in Warsaw Uprising; wrote about death of Krzysztof Kamil Baczyński
*(born 1933) Ryszard Czajkowski, Polish geophysicist, journalist, filmmaker, publicist and travel writer; Polish expedition to South Pole
*(born 1934) Michał Czajkowski (theologian), Polish Catholic educator and priest in Wrocław; author of hundreds of ecclesiastical studies
*(born 1940) Yuriy Chaikovskiy, Russian historian of science whose writings focus on evolution and its philosophical constructs
*(born 1967) Leszek Czajkowski, Polish poet, songwriter, composer and publicist; with Jacek Kaczmarski, known as "bard of Polish right"

Composers

*(1840–1893) Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Russian composer whose works are among the most frequently performed in classical repertoire
*(1925–1996) Boris Tchaikovsky, Russian classical composer; works include four symphonies, chamber music and film music
*(1935–1982) Andrzej Czajkowski, Polish classical pianist and composer; works include sonatas, string quartets and concertos
*(born 1946) Aleksandr Chaikovski, Russian classical composer; studied with Tikhon Khrennikov; rector of Saint Petersburg Conservatory

ports personalities

*(born 1921) Zbigniew Czajkowski, Polish fencing master; known as the "Father of the Polish School of Fencing"; coach of champions
*(1923–1998) Zlatko Čajkovski, Croatian footballer (right half, 1939–60) and coach (1961–81); known as "Čik"; brother of Željko Čajkovski
*(born 1925) Željko Čajkovski, Croatian footballer and coach; silver medalist as part of Yugoslavia's national team at the 1948 Olympics

Military men

*(1893–1938) Kasyan Chaikovski, Russian military commander; comcor in World War I; executed in Stalinist purge; rehabilitated 1956
*(1923–1945) Iosif Chaikovski, Soviet Army officer whose name became nationally known as a World War II Hero of the Soviet Union
*(born 1947) Jędrzej Czajkowski, Polish fleet admiral; chief of staff for naval command, 1996–2005

Others

*(1872–1947) Józef Czajkowski, Polish painter, architect, graphic artist and educator; a founder of the movement "Polish Applied Art"
*(1878–1954) Stanisław Czajkowski, Polish landscape painter; brother of Józef Czajkowski
*(1888–1924) Boris Vitalyevich Chaikovsky, Russian director of silent films ("Miss Meri", 1918; "Beglets" ["Man on the Run"] , 1919)
*(born 1933) Bogdan Czajkowski, Polish educator; led March 1968 strike at Warsaw University of Technology; advisor to Lech Wałęsa
*(born 1939) Krzysztof Czajkowski, Polish political figure; longtime mayor of Aleksandrów Łódzki, 1989–2002
*(born 1950) Bram Tchaikovsky, English lead vocalist and guitarist for the eponymous power pop band; original name Peter Bramall

Fictional characters

*Magda Czajkowski, half-Polish–half-Yorkshire character on British serial drama "Eastenders" in 1987–88; played by Kathryn Apanowicz

=See also=
*Tchaikovsky (disambiguation)
*Czajkowski


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