Chaly, Sava

Chaly, Sava [Čalyj], b in Komarhorod, Vinnytsia region, d 1741. Cossack colonel. After spending some time at the Zaporozhian Sich, Chaly served as captain of a private Cossack guard detachment on the estate of a Polish noble family, the Czetwertyńskis. In 1734 he joined a haidamaka uprising led by Captain Verlan. After the uprising had been quelled, Chaly again went over to the Poles, serving the Potocki family of magnates as colonel of their private army. He was executed for treason by haidamakas from the detachment of Hnat Holy.

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

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