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Lahojsk

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Lahoysk is a city in the Minsk Region of Belarus and the administrative center of the Lahoysk Raion.HistoryFirst chronicled in 1078, Lahoysk was the center of a small 12th-century principality, later absorbed into the Principality of Polotsk. In the 18th and 19th centuries, it was a seat of the Tyshkevich noble family.For the first time mentioned in chronicles from 1078 as part of the Duchy of Polotsk. Around the 12th century is the center an own duchy, the Duchy of Logozhsk. Since the 13th century is part of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. Under the name Logosko it is mentioned in the List of Ruthenian cities far and near.In different periods of time was the possession of Jagiello, Skirgaila, Vytautas, Chartaryiski Princes as well as of the Tyshkevich (Tyszkiewicz) family.In 1505, in the war against the Crimean Khanate, the city was captured by the Tatars, plundered and burned. During the Northern War of 1700-1721 he was captured by Swedish forces. At the same time the Castle of Lahoysk was destroyed, in 1765 there was built Order of Saint Basil monastery.As a result of the second partition of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth in 1793, the town became part of the Russian Empire. In 1814–1819, the Tyshkevich family built a palace Lahoysk, which was destroyed during the Second World War. According to some data, in 1842 brothers Constantine and Eustace Tyshkevich have established an archaeological museum in Lahoysk. Its collection has served as the basis for the creation in 1855 of the Wilno Archaeological Museum. In 1897, Lahoysk becomes the center of a parish in the Barysau uyezd.
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