Hetman Mykhailo Khanenko’s Chambers - De Luxe
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Mykhailo Khanenko (1620–1680)
Ukrainian military, political and government leader. Hetman of the Zaporizhian Host, head of the Cossack State in the Right-bank Ukraine (1669–1674).
Member of the Khanenko Cossack family. - Since 1656, he was a colonel of Uman regiment, follower of pro-Poland position, supported Yuri Khmelnytsky and Pavlo Teteria. Khanenko’s signature is on the second Pereyaslav Articles of 1659.
- 1660: As Yuri Khmelnytsky’s acting hetman, Khanenko successfully countered the attack of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth on the City of Mohyliv (on the Dnister River).
- 1661: he was present at Slobodyshche and was among the Cossack delegates who drew up the Treaty of Slobodyshche.
- 1668: Khanenko tried to remove Hetman Petro Doroshenko from power and replace him with Petro Sukhovii with support of some Cossacks, Khan of Crimea and the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth.
- July 1669: Sukhovii was defeated in his stand-off against Doroshenko and his Cossacks of three Right-bank regiments (Uman, Pavoloch, Korsun) proclaimed Khanenko hetman at the council in Uman. Sukhovii became a general scribe at the new hetman’s office.
- October 29, 1669: Khanenko was defeated by Petro Doroshenko in the Battle of Stebliv.
- September 2, 1670: Khanenko reached the arrangement with delegates of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth in Ostroh, on the ground of which the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth recognised Khanenko as hetman of Right-bank Ukraine, while he pledged allegiance to the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth on terms of autonomy for the Cossack domain only.
- 1672: Khanenko and part of his family escaped to the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, while almost all his supporters sided with Doroshenko and the Ottomans.
- In spring 1673, the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth continued its battle for Right-bank Ukraine. Khanenko appeared there in April, and thousands of Cossacks sided with him again, dissatisfied with Doroshenko. However, on 11 September, 1673, Doroshenko defeated Khanenko at Kyiv Pechersk Monastery.
- In 1674, when Hetman Ivan Samoylovych’s troops crossed the Dnieper River and most of the Right-bank regiments sided with the Left-bank hetman, Khanenko gave up hetmanship and was granted land in Left-bank Ukraine.
Khanenko continued with his political activities. He settled in Kozelets, Chernihiv Region, and was accused of contacts with the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth as late as 1677–1678. Following orders from Moscow, Samoylovych kept him prisoner in Baturyn. Khanenko managed to prove his innocence and died soon after.
Resting place and circumstances of his death are unknown.