Cossacks, Deceased Person
1620 – 1680
Who was Mykhailo Khanenko?
Khanenko was the son of Zaporozhian Cossack Stepan Khanenko. In 1656, he became a polkovnyk of Uman regiment, and fought in the Khmelnytsky uprising. He was one of the cossacks who opposed the second Treaty of Pereyaslav between Yuri Khmelnytsky and the Russiann tsar, which drastically limited the Cossack autonomy. In 1661, he received a noble title from King John II Casimir of Poland.
In 1669, he was proclaimed Hetman of Right-bank Ukraine. He and otaman Ivan Sirko led raids on Crimean Khanate and the Ottoman Empire. He was pro-Polish, and greatly opposed to rival Petro Doroshenko who he often fought, sometimes with Polish support.
In 1674, Khanenko suffered a disastrous defeat to Doroshenko, and was forced to get the aid of Left-bank Ukraine hetman Ivan Samoylovych. He renounced all claims to power, and swore loyalty to Moscow. He was allowed to live in peace on the left bank of the Dnieper and the exact time and place of his death are still unknown.
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