Andrij Savka

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Andrij Savka / Andrew Sawka
Born (1619-12-13)December 13, 1619
Died 1661
Cause of death hanging (capital punishment)
Other names Robin Hood of the Lemkos
Occupation bandit
Years active 1638-1661
Criminal penalty hung

Andrij Savka (transliterated)/Andrew Sawka (translated)/Андрій Савка (Ukrainian) is a Lemko bandit and folk hero from Dukla. He was born in 1619 in Stebník. In 1651, he led 500 men as part of a peasant revolt known as the Kostka-Napierski Uprising.[1] He was the son of a church cantor, and had some education.



  1. ^ Horbal, Bogdan. "Andrii Savka". In Magocsi, Paul; Pop, Ivan. Encyclopedia of Rusyn History and Culture. p. 448.