Chuikevych, Vasyl

Chuikevych, Vasyl [Чуйкевич, Василь; Čujkevyč, Vasyl'], b in the Poltava region, d ? A courtier (dvorianyn) of hetmans Ivan Samoilovych and Ivan Mazepa, Chuikevych served as general chancellor (1689, 1697), keeper of the Hadiach castle, supervisor of the General Military Chancellery (1702), and second general judge (1706–9). He married Motria Kochubei in 1707. He joined the Swedes along with Mazepa, but surrendered to the Russians at the Battle of Poltava. He was exiled to Siberia, where he became a monk.

[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 1 (1984).]

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