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Famous Male Cossacks

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List of famous male cossacks, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest male cossacks list contains the most prominent and top males known for being cossacks. There are thousand of males working as cossacks in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic cossacks have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a male aspiring to be a cossack then the people below should give you inspiration.

This list features Pavlo Teteria, Andrei Shkuro and more.

While this isn't a list of all male cossacks, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male cossacks?" and "Who are the best male cossacks?"
  • Stenka Razin
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    Stepan Timofeyevich Razin (Russian: Степа́н Тимофе́евич Ра́зин, Russian pronunciation: [sʲtʲɪˈpan (ˈsʲtʲenʲkə) tʲɪmɐˈfʲeɪvʲɪtɕ ˈrazʲɪn]; 1630 – June 16 [O.S. June 6] 1671), known as Stenka Razin (Стенька), was a Cossack leader who led a major uprising against the nobility and tsarist bureaucracy in southern Russia in 1670-1671....  more
    • Age: Dec. at 41 (1630-1671)
  • Andrei Shkuro
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    Andrei Grigoriyevich Shkuro (Russian: Андрей Григорьевич Шкуро; Ukrainian: Андрій Григорович Шкуро) (19 January 1887 (O.S.: 7 January) – 17 January 1947) was a Lieutenant General (1919) of the White Army....  more
    • Age: Dec. at 60 (1887-1947)
    • Birthplace: Krasnodar, Russia
  • Bohdan Khmelnytsky
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    Zynoviy Bohdan Khmelnytsky (Ruthenian: Ѕѣнові Богдан Хмелнiцкiи; modern Ukrainian: Богдан Зиновій Михайлович Хмельницький, romanized: Bohdan Zynoviy Mykhailovych Khmelnytsky; c. 1595 – 6 August 1657) was a Ukrainian Hetman of the Zaporozhian Host, then in the Polish Crown of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth (now part of Ukraine). He led an uprising against the Commonwealth and its magnates (1648–1654) that resulted in the creation of a state led by the Cossacks. In 1654, he concluded the Treaty of Pereyaslav with the Russian Tsardom and thus allied the state with Russia....  more
    • Age: Dec. at 62 (1595-1657)
    • Birthplace: Subotiv, Ukraine
  • Kyrylo Rozumovskyi
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    Count Kirill Grigoryevich Razumovsky (Russian: Кирилл Григорьевич Разумовский, Ukrainian: Кирило Григорович Розумовський Kyrylo Hryhorovych Rozumovsky; March 18, 1728 – January 1, 1803) was a Ukrainian Cossack-born Russian Imperial state figure, who served as the last Hetman of Zaporizhian Host on both sides of the Dnieper (from 1750 until 1764) and then as Field marshal of Russian Imperial Army. He was also a President of the St. Petersburg Imperial Academy of Sciences (from 1746 until 1798)....  more
    • Age: Dec. at 75 (1728-1803)
    • Birthplace: Kozelets, Ukraine