Dorpat Voivodeship
The Dorpat Voivodeship was a unit of administrative division and local government in the Duchy of Livonia, part of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth
Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth
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, from 1598 till the Swedish
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 conquest of Livonia in the 1620s.

The seat of the voivode was Dorpat (Tartu
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). Voivodes of Dorpat included Kasper Doenhoff (1627–1634), Gothard Jan Tyzenhauz (1634–1640), Andrzej Leszczyński (1606–1651).


The voivodes of Dorpat Voivodeship.
  • 1589–1598 Jan Abramowicz, President (died 1602) (pl)
  • 1598–1600 Jan Abramowicz, Voivod
    • 1598 Gerard Denhoff (Gerhard Dönhoff; c. 1550–1598) (pl)
  • 1600–1602 Marcin Kurcz (died 1602) (pl)
  • 1609–1617 Teodor Dadźbog Karnkowski (1573–1617)
  • 1617–1627 Mikołaj Kiszka (c. 1588–1644)
  • 26 August 1625 Tartu capitulated to Sweden
  • 1627–1634 Kasper Doenhoff (Caspar Dönhoff; c. 1588–1645)
  • 1634–1640 Gothard Jan Tyzenhauz (died 1640)
  • 1641–1651 Andrzej Leszczyński (c. 1606–1651)
  • 1651–1651 Enoch Kolenda
  • 1651–1654 Teodor Denhoff (died 1654) (pl)
  • 1654–1654 Zygmunt Opacki (died 1654)
    • 1654–1658 Olbracht Opacki (c. 1621–1680)
  • 1656–1661 Russo-Swedish War
  • ?–1657 Aleksander Ludwik Wolff
  • 1657–1658 Zygmunt Wybranowski
  • 1658–1660 Przecław Paweł Leszczyński (1605–1670)
  • 1670–1676 Samuel Leszczyński (1637–1676)
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