Żółkiewski

Żółkiewski. A Polish magnate family, some of whose members played an important role in Ukrainian history. Mikołaj (end of the 15th century) was voivode of Belz. His son, Stanisław (d 1588), converted from the Orthodox to the Roman Catholic faith and became voivode of Belz in 1582 and voivode of the Rus’ voivodeship in 1586. Stanisław's son, Stanisław Żółkiewski, was a Polish grand hetman and chancellor. His nephew, Łukasz (b 1594, d 1636), served as voivode of Bratslav in 1636 and then as starosta of Pereiaslav. He financed a Jesuit church and college in Pereiaslav.




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