Chinkov

Chinkov

 

(also Vorkadin). Date of birth unknown; died after 1612. A Mordovian who became a rebel leader in Nizhny Novgorod Krai during the Peasant Uprising under 1.1. Bolotnikov.

Data in the Nizhny Novgorod tax rolls indicate that Chinkov came from the village of Tepelevo in Staryi Berezopol’skii Stan (subdistrict), Nizhny Novgorod District. Between the fall of 1606 and the early months of 1607, Chinkov, Moskov, and the dvorianin (nobleman) I. B. Domozhirov, who had been elected as leaders by the rebels, directed the siege of Nizhny Novgorod for several months.

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