Zolotarenko

Zolotarenko. A family line of Cossacks from Korsun that later resettled in Nizhyn, in Left-Bank Ukraine. Its notable members included the brothers Ivan Zolotarenko, Vasyl Zolotarenko, and Tymish Zolotarenko, all of whom served as colonels of Nizhyn regiment; their sister, Hanna Nykyforivna, the third wife of Bohdan Khmelnytsky (married in 1651), who entered a nunnery after his death; Vasyl's son, Ostap (Evstafii) Zolotarenko (Vasiutenko), who was the Kish otaman of the Zaporozhian Sich (1667) and colonel of Nizhyn regiment (1669–70); and Yakiv Zolotarenko (d 1721), a captain of Pryluky regiment (1690–1709), who was exiled to Moscow in 1717 for supporting Ivan Mazepa. Yakiv left some of his estate to the Hustynia Trinity Monastery.

[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 5 (1993).]




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