Calendar of important events in the life of the Belarusians in 2017 (magazine “CULTURE, NATION”, March 2017, issue 17, pp. 40-43)

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Calendar of important events in the life of the Belarusians in 2017

(magazine “CULTURE, NATION”, March 2017, issue 17, pp. 40-43)

April – May 2017

April 4 – 460 years of the anniversary of Leu Sapeha (1557-1633), the state, political, and military figure

May 20 – 115 years since the anniversary of Jazep Pushcha (1902-1964), poet, critic, translator

April 19 – 105 years since the birth of Leonid Proksha (1902-1944), the Belarusian writer

May 1 – 95 years since the birth of Alexander Salavej (1922-1978), the Belarusian poet

135 years since the birth of the great poets of the Belarusian people, the classics of the national literature – Yanka Kupala, Yakub Kolas

 The most important anniversaries in the life of the Belarusians in 2017

1155 years of Polotsk (in 862 mentioned in the “Chronicle of Bygone Years”)

950 years of Minsk (in 1067 mentioned in the “Chronicle of Bygone Years”)

655 years ago, in 1362, troops of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, led by Alherd defeated the combined forces of the Golden Horde on the river Blue Water

500 anniversary of Belarusian book printing – in 1517 Frantsysk Skaryna printed the first Belarusian-language book “Psaltyr”

490 years since the birth of Konstantin V. Astrorzsky, political and cultural figure (1527-1608)

400 years since the founding of gymnasium in Slutsk (1617), one of the oldest secondary schools in Belarus (from 1788 public evangelical school, a school district in 1809, in 1827 high school, in 1868 – 1918 Classical Gymnasium)

375 years since the birth of Abukhovich Theodore (1642 – 1707), writer, memoirist, a statesman of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania

255 years ago ballet school was founded in Grodno ((1762, it existed until 1785)

165 years ago, in 1852, theater placed in Minsk the first Belarusian opera “The Maid” (“Idyll”) (music by S. Manyushka, K. Kryzhanouskaga, libretto by V. Dunin-Marcinkevich)

155 years since the publication (1862) of Belarusian primer (ABC) published in Warsaw by A.U.Askerka

110 years ago (1907) in Vilnius publishing house “Nasha Niva” was established (existed till 1914)

110 years ago (1907) the first Belarusian theater troupe I. Bujnitskaga was created (existed to 1913)

100 years from the 1st All-Belarusian Congress (December 1917)



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