Yakiv Yukhymovych Lyzohub (Ukrainian: Яків Юхимович
Лизогуб; Russian: Яков Ефимович Лизогуб,
Yakov Yefimovich Lizogub) was a military and political figure of the
Cossack Hetmanate and a member of a well known
Cossacks family of
He was born in a family of Chernihiv Colonel Yukhym Yakovych Lyzohub
and Lyubov Petrivna Doroshenko.
Yakiv Lyzohub was a grandson of Hetman
Petro Doroshenko. He graduated from the Kiev-Mohyla Academy that in
the 19th century was transformed into the
Kiev Theological Academy
Kiev Theological Academy on
the order of the Russian Holy Synod.
In 1713-28 Lyzohub was a Bunchuk General.
In 1723-24 he along with Colonel
Danylo Apostol and Yesavul General
Vasyl Zhurakovsky was imprisoned by Peter the Great in the Peter and
Paul Fortress as a members of Pavlo Polubotok's party. After the
release Lyzohub was forced to live for sometime in Saint Petersburg.
During the hetman rule of Danylo Apostol, in 1728 he was promoted to
the rank of Quartermaster General. After the death of Danylo Apostol
in 1734, Lyzohub was placed as an Appointed Hetman in the Governing
Council of the Hetman Office which was controlled by Russian residents
in Ukraine Prince Alexei Shakhovskiy at first and later - Prince Ivan
Alexander Rumyantsev and others. Lyzohub at that time
commanded corps of Ukrainian Cossacks, performed functions as hetman
and participated in number of military campaigns along with the
Russian field marshal
Burkhard Christoph von Münnich
Burkhard Christoph von Münnich (War of the
Polish Succession and raid of
Crimean Khanate in 1736-37).
After couple of "palace coup d'etat", Lyzohub vouched for reinstating
the institute of Hetman of Ukrainian Cossacks.
Lyzohub had three brothers Andriy and Semen.
Governing Council of the Hetman Office
Lyzohubs at the Institute of History of Ukraine website.
Yukhym Lyzohub at the Encyclopedia of Ukraine
Hetmans of Ukrainian Cossacks
Hetman of Zaporizhian Host
Ivan Bezpaly (acting hetman)
Yakym Somko (acting hetman)
Pavlo Polubotok (acting hetman)
Yakiv Lyzohub (acting hetman)