Ivan Mazepa, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Ivan Mazepa

Hetman of Ukrainian Cossacks

Date of Birth: 30-Mar-1639

Place of Birth: Bila Tserkva, Kyiv Oblast, Ukraine

Date of Death: 21-Sep-1709

Profession: politician, diplomat

Zodiac Sign: Aries

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About Ivan Mazepa

  • Ivan Stepanovych Mazepa (also spelled Mazeppa; Ukrainian: ???? ?????????? ??????, Polish: Jan Mazepa Kolodynski; March 30 [O.S.
  • March 20] 1639 – October 2 [O.S.
  • September 21] 1709) served as the Hetman of Zaporizhian Host in 1687–1708.
  • It is claimed that he was awarded a title of Prince of the Holy Roman Empire in 1707 for his efforts for the Holy League.Mazepa was famous as a patron of the arts, and also played an important role in the Battle of Poltava (1709), where after learning that Tsar Peter I intended to relieve him as acting Hetman of Zaporizhian Host and to replace him with Alexander Menshikov, he deserted his army and sided with King Charles XII of Sweden.
  • The political consequences and interpretation of this desertion have resonated in the national histories both of Russia and of Ukraine. The Russian Orthodox Church laid an anathema on Mazepa's name in 1708 and refuses to revoke it to this day.
  • Anti-Russian elements in Ukraine from the 18th century onwards were derogatorily referred to as Mazepintsy (Mazepists).
  • The alienation of Mazepa from Ukrainian historiography continued during the Soviet period, but post-1991 in independent Ukraine there have been strong moves to rehabilitate Mazepa's image, although he remains a controversial figure.

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