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Belarusian folk rites. BELTA photo
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The folk rite of "Rusalier". Lyubansky district. BELTA photo
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Mir Castle. Photo by M. Gucek. BELTA

2020

Belarusian Calendar

Anniversaries in 2020

Rogneda of Polotsk (Gorislava, religious name Anastasia, circa 960, Polotsk, – 1000), the princess of Polotsk, educator: the 1060th anniversary of the birth.

Turov, the city in the Zhitkovichi district of the Gomel region (980): 1040 years since the first mention in the "Tale of Bygone Years."

Zvenislava Borisovna (Eupraxia in monasticism; after 1110, Polotsk –1202), the princess, educator and enlightener, the first female writer in Belarus, cousin and comrade-in-arms of Euphrosyne of Polotsk: the 910th anniversary of the birth.

Cyril of Turov (circa 1130 or 1113, Turov – circa 1182 or after 1190), the Belarusian and East Slavic church leader, writer and preacher, saint of the Belarusian Orthodox Church: the 890th anniversary of the birth.

Lavrenty of Turov (1130s, Turov – 1194), the monk, hermit, bishop of Turov, saint of the Belarusian Orthodox Church: the 890th anniversary of the birth.

Simeon of Polotsk (1220, the city of Polotsk – 1289), the church figure, bishop of Polotsk and Tver, saint of the Belarusian and Russian Orthodox Churches: the 800th anniversary of the birth.

The Grand Duchy of Lithuania, Ruthenia and Samogitia, the feudal state in Eastern Europe (1240s - +1795): 780 years since the foundation.

Cyprian (circa 1330–1406), the church and public figure of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania and Moscow Russia, writer, translator, saint of the Russian Orthodox Church: the 690th anniversary of the birth.

Vitovt (baptized Alexander; 1350–1430), the Duke of Grodno and Trakai, Grand Duke of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, one of the most prominent statesmen of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania: the 670th anniversary of the birth.

Bykhov, the city, center of the district of the Mogilev region (1370): 650 years since the first mention in historical sources.

Svitrigaila (circa 1370–1452), Grand Duke of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania: the 650th anniversary of the birth.

Konstantin Ostrogsky (1460? –1530), the commander, statesman of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania: the 560th anniversary of the birth.

Vileyka, the city, center of the district of the Minsk region (1460): 560 years since the first mention in written sources.

Nikolai Gusovsky (1470s–1533?), the Belarusian and Polish poet and humanist, thinker and enlightener of the Renaissance: the 550th anniversary of the birth.

The Zhirovichi Icon of the Mother of God, one of the main Christian shrines of Belarus (1470): 550 years since the appearance.

Jan Wislitzki (1480 or circa 1485–1520s), the Latin poet of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania and Poland: the 540th anniversary of the birth.

Yuri Radziwill (nicknames: Victor, Winner, Lithuanian Hercules; circa 1480–1541), the statesman and military leader of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania: the anniversary of the birth.

Pavel Sapega (circa 1490–1579), the statesman and military leader of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania: the 530th anniversary of the birth.

Francysk Skaryna (Franciszek; circa 1490, Polotsk –1551?), the Belarusian first printer, humanist, educator, writer, social activist, graphic artist, physician, botanist and astronomer: the 530th anniversary of the birth.

Anthony Weid (1500–1558), the German cartographer, artist and engraver, author of the map of the eastern part of Belarus and the Moscow Grand Duchy, which gave rise to Belarusian-Lithuanian cartography of the 16th century: the 520th anniversary of the birth.

Ivan Fedorov (real name Ivan Fedorovich Moskvitin; circa 1510–1583), the enlightener, one of the founders of the Zabludovskaya Printing House, founder of printing in Russia and Ukraine: the 510th anniversary of the birth.

Ostafi (Eustachy) Wollowicz (circa 1520, Grodno region – 1587 or 1590), the statesman and public figure of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, humanist, lawyer and philanthropist-educator: the 500th anniversary of the birth.

Vilnius Printing House, the first in the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, was founded by Francysk Skaryna (early 1520s –1525): 500 years since the foundation.

Shklov, the city, center of the district of the Mogilev region (1520): 500 years since the first mention in written sources.

Maciej Kaweczynski (1520s –1572), the book publisher, one of the founders of the Nesvizh printing house, translator, figure of the Reformation era: the 500th anniversary of the birth.

Symon Budyny (circa 1530, Bialystok Voivodeship – 1593), the Belarusian cultural figure, humanist thinker, philosopher, enlightener, religious reformer, philologist and poet: the 490th anniversary of the birth.

Andrei Volan (Volyan) (after 1530–1610), the politician, philosopher, lawyer, ideologist of the reform movement in Belarus and Lithuania: the 490th anniversary of the birth.

Nikolai Dorogostaysky (circa 1530–1597), the statesman and military leader of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, one of the editors of the Statute of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania 1566, participant in the preparation of the Union of Lublin in 1569 and the defense of Polotsk in the Livonian War of 1558–1582: the 490th anniversary of the birth.

Jan Kochanowski (1530–1584), the Polish poet of the Renaissance, whose life and work are associated with Belarus: the 490th anniversary of the birth.

Filon Kmita-Chernobylsky (circa 1530–1587), the military and political figure of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, author of epistolary works, which are a monument of ancient Belarusian literature: the 490th anniversary of the birth.

Daniel Lanchitsky (Daniel from Lanchitsa; circa 1530 – circa 1600), the printer (Nesvizh, Zaslavl, Vilnius) who published the New Testament (1564, 1570), The Catechism of Symon Budny (1564) and other significant books: the 490th anniversary of the birth.

Vasily Tyapinsky (Omelyanovich) (1530s or early 1540s, Chashniki district) – 1599 or 1600), the humanist enlightener, writer, book publisher, successor of humanistic and cultural-educational traditions of Francysk Skaryna: the 490th anniversary of the birth.

Nikifor Parashes-Kantakuzen (1540s –1599), the archdeacon, chairman of the Brest Church Council in 1596, the saint of the Belarusian Orthodox Church: the 480th anniversary of the birth.

Brest Printing House, the first in the territory of modern Belarus (Brest; 1550s – 1570): 470 years from the launching.

Lavrentiy Zizaniy (Tustansky) (real name, probably, Kukol; 1550–1560s – circa 1634), the Belarusian and Ukrainian teacher, poet, linguist, translator, church figure: the 470th anniversary of the birth.

Andrei Rimsha (circa1550, Baranavichy district – after 1599), the poet, founder of panegyric poetry in ancient Belarusian literature: the 470th anniversary of the birth.

Kirovsk, the city, center of the district of the Mogilev region (1560): 460 years since the first mention in written sources.

Solomon Rysinsky (circa 1560, Polotsk Voivodeship – 1625), the Polish and Belarusian poet-Latinist, philosopher, folklorist, ethnographer and teacher: the 460th anniversary of the birth.

Svetlogorsk, the city, center of the district of the Gomel region (1560): 460 years since the first mention in written sources.

Chausy, the city, center of the district of the Mogilev region (1560): 460 years since the first mention in written sources.

Vilnius University, the oldest educational institution in Belarus and Lithuania (now Vilnius University; 1570): 450 years since the foundation.

Stefan (Sylvester) Zizaniy (Tustanovsky) (real name, probably, Kukol; circa 1570–1600), the Belarusian and Ukrainian teacher, polemicist, church figure: the 450th anniversary of the birth.

Leonty Karpovich (secular Longin (Logvin); circa 1580, Pinsk – 1620), the religious figure, polemicist, one of the founders of Belarusian systematic theology, the first archimandrite of the Vilnius Fraternal Holy Spirit Monastery, the saint of the Belarusian Orthodox Church: the 440th anniversary of the birth.

Josaphat Kuncewycz (secular Ivan; 1580–1623), the Uniate Church and political figure of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, the saint of the Roman Catholic Church: the 440th anniversary of the birth.

Guillaume Le Vasseur de Beauplan (circa 1600–1673 or after 1675), the French fortification engineer, cartographer who compiled the map “The Grand Duchy of Lithuania and White Russia,” where for the first time the name “Belarus” was put in the heading: the 420th anniversary of the birth.

Kazimir Semenovich (circa 1600 – after 1651), the engineer and artillery theorist, humanist thinker: the 420th anniversary of the birth.

Kuteino Printing House, the center of Belarusian Cyrillic printing at the Orsha Kuteinsky Epiphany Monastery (Orsha; 1630–1654): 390 years since the launching.

Maxim Voshchanka (1650s, Mogilev – 1708), the printer (Slutsk, Mogilev) and copper engraver, one of the founders of the Mogilev school of engraving: the 370th anniversary of the birth.

Ivan Kozyrevsky (1680–1734), the explorer, pioneer investigator of the Kuril Islands and the southern part of Kamchatka, who came from the Belarusian nobility: the 340th anniversary of the birth.

Vasily Voshchilo (1690, Klimovichi district – 1744), the leader of the peasant movement and the anti-feudal Krichev uprising of 1743–1744: the 330th anniversary of the birth.

Suprasl Printing House, which existed at the Suprasl Blagoveshchensky Monastery and issued over 420 editions, including primers of the Slavic language, the first Slavic-Polish printed “Lexicon” (1772), the first Cyrillic (1697) etc. (Bialystok Voivodeship; early 1690s – 1803): 330 years since the foundation.

Xawery Dominik Hesky (1700–1764), the painter and engraver: the 320th anniversary of the birth.

Johann (Jan) Christoph Glaubitz (1700? – 1767), the Belarusian and Lithuanian architect, creator of many Catholic churches in Belarus: the 320th anniversary of the birth.

Michał Kazimierz Ogiński (1730–1800), the statesman of the Commonwealth, composer, writer and philanthropist: the 290th anniversary of the birth.

The Nesvizh Theater of the Radziwills, the court theater that had reached a professional level and played a significant page in the history of theatrical art of Belarus (1740-1791 or 1809): 280 years since the foundation.

Nesvizh Printing House, founded by the Radziwills, the first printing house in Belarus that used the Cyrillic alphabet and issued the “Catechism” by Symon Budny, the first book in the Belarusian language (1750s – 1790s): 270 years since the foundation.

Ignat Anatsevich (1780, Berestovitsky district – 1845), the historian, archaeographer, archivist, researcher of the history of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania: the 240th anniversary of the birth.

Ivan Dobrovolsky (1780–1790s, Mogilev region – 1851), the musician, conductor, composer, folklorist, teacher and music figure: the 240th anniversary of the birth.

Jan Damel (1780–1840), the painter and draftsman, who left a significant mark in the art of Belarus and Lithuania: the 240th anniversary of the birth.

Jan Barszczewski ( (1790 or +1794, 1796 or 1799, Rassony district – 1851), the writer, folklorist, publisher, one of the founders of new Belarusian literature: the 230th anniversary of the birth.

Ignat Kulakovsky (1800, Pruzhany district – 1870), the public and cultural figure, teacher: the 220th anniversary of the birth.

Ivan Borichevsky (Borichevsky-Tarana) (1810, Minsk province – 1887), the historian, archaeographer, folklorist and ethnographer who participated in the collection of materials and preparation of publications of the Archaeographic Commission: the 210th anniversary of the birth.

Ivan Belyaev (1810–1873), the first Russian historian who gave an ethnographic description of Belarusians and called them Krivichi, the Slavophile: the 210th anniversary of the birth.

Konstantin Kukevich (1810, Vilnius – 1842), the painter, graphic artist, author of genre compositions that had become visual historical sources of great value: the 210th anniversary of the birth.

Grodno Provincial Printing House (1820–1915): 200 years since the beginning of its existence under the Grodno Provincial Board.

Jan Kazimir Zawisza (Ivan Faddeevich; 1820 or 1852, Uzda district – 1887), the archaeologist, pioneer of the study of the Stone Age in Belarus: the 200th anniversary of the birth.

Alexander Oskerko (1830, Khoiniki district – 1911), the public figure, participant in the uprising of 1863–1864: the 190th anniversary of the birth.

Ivan Berman (1830s – 1893), the ethnographer, local historian, folklorist, member of the Russian Geographical Society: the 190th anniversary of the birth.

Edmund Verigo (circa 1840–1902), one of the leaders of the uprising of 1863–1864 in Belarus, Poland and Lithuania: the 180th anniversary of the birth.

Zygmunt Mineyko (Sigismund Mineyko-Gazdava; 1840, Oshmyany district – 1925), the Belarusian, Polish and Greek public figure, one of the leaders of the uprising of 1863–1864 in Oshmyany county, historian, archaeologist, publicist, civil engineer, first representative of Belarus at the I Olympic Games (1896), the honorary citizen of Greece: the 180th anniversary of the birth.

Dunin-Marcinkiewicz’s Theater, the first Belarusian national theater of the modern type, which left a noticeable mark in the history of Belarusian stage, contributing to its formation and development (1840–1850s): 180 years since the foundation.

Petr Kamburov (1860 – after 1917), the architect who designed a number of objects in Mogilev and the Mogilev province: the 160th anniversary of the birth.

Dobrush paper factory “Hero of Labor”, a branch of the Holding Management Company “Belarusian Wallpaper” (1870): 150 years since the start of construction.

Krasny Pischevik” as part of the Belgospischeprom Concern, the oldest enterprise in the confectionery industry of Belarus (Bobruisk, 1870): 150 years since the foundation.

Pinskdrev Holding Company, one of the largest woodworking enterprises in Belarus (1880): 140 years since the foundation.

Ioann (secular name Ioann Vecherko; 1890, Glussk district – 1933), the religious figure, saint of the Belarusian Orthodox Church: the 130th anniversary of the birth.

Alies Lezhnevich (Alexander Frantsevich; 1890, Smorgon district – 1937), the theatrical worker, theaterical expert, playwright, cultural figure: the 130th anniversary of the birth.

Petr Metla (1890, Miory district – 1936), the activist of the national liberation movement in Western Belarus, publicist, teacher: the 130th anniversary of the birth.

Grodno Diocese of the Belarusian Orthodox Church, the administrative-territorial unit of the Orthodox Church in Belarus (1900): 120 years since the foundation (updated in 1992).

Mikhail Kroshner (1900–1942), the composer, author of the first national ballet The Nightingale, Honored Artist of Belarus: the 120th anniversary of the birth.

Machine-tool plant "Krasny Borets" (Orsha; 1900): 120 years since the foundation.

Minsk Church of Saints Simeon and Elena (Red Church; 1910): 110 years since the foundation.

Grodno State Historical and Archaeological Museum, (1920):- 100 years since the foundation.

"Беларусь. Belarus ,” the socio-political magazine (Minsk; 1930) : 90 years since the launching.

Research Economic Institute of the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Belarus, the state scientific institution (Minsk; 1930): 90 years since the foundation.

“Slavyanka,” one of the largest enterprises of light industry in Belarus (Bobruisk; 1930): 90 years since the foundation.

“Elema” as part of Bellegprom Concern, laureate of the Prize of the Government of the Republic of Belarus for achievements in the field of quality (2012) (Minsk; 1930): 90 years since the foundation.

Brest Central City Library named after A.S. Pushkin (1940): 80 years since the foundation.

Minsk Bread Products Plant, one of the largest grain processing and flour production enterprises in the Republic of Belarus (1950): 70 years since the launching.

“Brest’s Carpets,” the largest manufacturer of woven carpets in Belarus (1960): 60 years since the launching.

Novogrudok Gas Equipment Plant (1960): 60 years since the foundation.

Nesvizh Plant of Medicines (1960): 60 years since the foundation.

“Arkhitektura i stroitelstvo” ("Architecture and Construction"), a specialized popular science magazine (Minsk; 1970): 50 years since the launching.

Belarusian State Academic Musical Theater, Honored Collective of the Republic of Belarus, laureate of the special prize of the President of the Republic of Belarus (2005) (Minsk; 1970): 50 years since the foundation (the first theatrical season was opened on January 17, 1971).

Mogilev Regional Drama and Comedy Theater named after Dunin-Marcinkiewicz (Bobruisk; 1970): 50 years since the foundation.

“Nerush,” the BSU folklore and ethnographic ensemble, Honored Amateur Team of the Republic of Belarus, laureate of the special prize of the President of the Republic of Belarus to cultural and art workers (1998) (Minsk; 1980): 40 years since the foundation.