Ivan Mazepa

Ivan Mazepa

Ivan Stepanovich Mazepa – Hetman of Ukraine (1687-1709 years.) prominent public-political and cultural end XVII – early. XVIII century. Born March 20, 1639 in the village. Mazepa (now Belotserkovsky district, Kyiv region). It belonged to the family of the famous right-bank Ukrainian gentry. Primary education in Kyiv Brotherhood School, then graduated from the Kyiv Mohyla College and the Jesuit College in Warsaw. For three years he studied in Germany, Italy, France and the Netherlands, where he received a brilliant European education, experience of European political and cultural life. He knew several foreign languages. Formation of national political opinion Mazepa was