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Kosiński on a 2010 stamp of Ukraine

Krzysztof Kosiński,[1] also Kryshtof Kosynsky[2] of Rawicz Coat of Arms (Ukrainian language: Криштоф Косинський , Kryshtof Kosynsky; Polish language: Krzysztof Kosiński

1545–1593) was a Polish noble of Ruthenian origin from the Podlachia region. He was a colonel of the Registered Cossacks and self-proclaimed Hetman of Ukraine. He led two consecutive rebellions against local Ruthenian nobility, known as the Kosiński Uprising.

His forces were first defeated by Duke Janusz Ostrogski in the Battle of Piątek on 2 February 1593. Kosiński promised to subject his forces to the Polish Monarchy; however, he soon escaped to Zaporizhia, where he began organizing a new army. In 1593 he set out for Cherkasy but was soon killed.

See also


  1. Stone, Daniel (2001). The Polish-Lithuanian state, 1386–1795. University of Washington Press. p. 145. 
  2. "Kosynsky, Kryshtof". Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 2 (1989)

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