Andrij Savka

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Andrij Savka / Andrew Sawka
Born(1619-12-13)December 13, 1619
Cause of deathhanging (capital punishment)
Other namesRobin Hood of the Lemkos
Years active1638-1661
Criminal penaltyhung

Andrij Savka (Ukrainian: Андрій Савка), alternatively Andrew Sawka, was 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.


  • Trochanowski, Petro (1999). "Andrii Savka v panteoni Lemkivskŷkh zbiinykiv". Lemkivskii kalendar [Lemko Yearbook] (in Polish). Legnica and Krynica. pp. 50–60. OCLC 271512456.


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