Loboda, Hryhorii [Лобода, Григорій], b ? in the Kyiv region, d May 1596. Hetman of the registered Cossacks (1593–6, with interruptions). In 1594 and 1595 he and Severyn Nalyvaiko took part in the anti-Turkish campaign in Moldavia as allies of Rudolf II. During the Cossack rebellion of 1596 Loboda and Nalyvaiko raided Kyiv voivodeship and Belarus. Loboda was assassinated by Nalyvaiko's supporters during the Battle of Solonytsia for attempting to come to terms with the Poles.
[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 3 (1993).]