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Ostroh Castle in the 1960s
Mezhyrich Monastery in the 2000s
Mezhyrich Monastery in the 2000s

Ostroh (Ukrainian and Russian Острог, also often spelled Ostrog as it is called in Polish and transliterated from Russian) is a historical town in Ukraine with a population of 14,801 (2001). It is an administrative center of the Ostroh Raion (district) in the Rivne Oblast of the in the west of Ukraine. Image File history File links Ostrog_(great_soviet_encyclopedia). ... Image File history File links Ostrog_(great_soviet_encyclopedia). ... Transliteration in a narrow sense is a mapping from one system of writing into another. ... See rayon for the textile made of processed cellulose. ... Rivne Oblast (Рівненська область, Rivnens’ka oblast’ or Рівненщина, Rivnenshchyna in Ukrainian; Rowno in Polish) is an oblast (province) of Ukraine. ...

The Hypatian codex first mentions it in 1100 as a fortress of Volhynian princes. Since the 14th century, it was the seat of the powerful Ostrogski princely family, who developed their town into a great centre of learning and commerce. Upon the family's extinction in the 17th century, Ostroh passed to the princes Lubomirski. In the 16th century, the first East Slavic books were printed there. The town formerly had a sizable Jewish community, whose rabbis included Kalonymus Haberkasten, Samuel Edels, and Solomon Luria. The Russian Primary Chronicle (Russian: Повесть временных лет, Povest vremennykh let, which is often translated in English as Tale of Bygone Years), is a history of the early East Slavic state, Kievan Rus, from around 850 to 1110. ... Events William II of England dies in a hunting accident - Henry I becomes King of England King Henry I proclaims the Charter of Liberties, one of the first examples of a constitution. ... This 14th-century statue from south India depicts the gods Shiva (on the left) and Uma (on the right). ... (16th century - 17th century - 18th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 17th century was that century which lasted from 1601-1700. ... Lubomirski Coat of Arms Lubomirski (plural: Lubomirscy) is the surname of a Polish szlachta (nobility) family. ... (15th century - 16th century - 17th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 16th century was that century which lasted from 1501 to 1600. ... Rabbi (Classical Hebrew רִבִּי ribbÄ«;; modern Ashkenazi and Israeli רַבִּי rabbÄ«) in Judaism, means teacher, or more literally great one. The word Rabbi is derived from the Hebrew root-word RaV, which in biblical Hebrew means great or distinguished, (in knowledge). In the ancient Judean schools the sages were addressed as רִבִּי (Ribbi... Rabbi Kalonymus Haberkasten was a Talmudist in sixteenth century Poland. ... Samuel Edels (1555–1631), was a renowned rabbi and Talmudist famous for his commentary on the Talmud, Chiddushei Halachot. ... Rabbi Solomon Luria (1510-1574), was one of the great Ashkenazic poskim (decisors of Jewish law) and teachers of his time. ...

Landmarks include the ruins of the Ostroz'ky castle on the Red Hill (JPEG), with the Epiphany church (built in the fifteenth century) and several towers. To the north-west from the castle stand two sixteenth-century towers (JPEG). The suburb of Mejirichi (or Miedzyrzec) contains the Trinity abbey, with a fifteenth-century cathedral and other old structures. The main gatehouse of Harlech Castle, Wales. ... (14th century - 15th century - 16th century - other centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 15th century was that century which lasted from 1401 to 1500. ...

See also

For article about other Konstanty Ostrogoski, see Konstanty Wasyl Ostrogski (1526-1608) Noble Family Ostrogski Coat of Arms Ostrogski Parents Ivan Ostrogski (?) Consorts Aleksandra Słucka Children with Aleksandra Słucka Konstanty Wasyl Ostrogski Date of Birth Abt. ... Noble Family Ostrogski Coat of Arms Ostrogski Parents Konstanty Ostrogski Aleksandra SÅ‚ucka Consorts Zofia Tarnowska Children with Zofia Tarnowska Elżbieta Ostrogska Janusz Ostrogski Katarzyna Ostrogska Konstanty Ostrogski Aleksander Ostrogski Date of Birth 1526 Place of Birth Ostróg Date of Death 1608 Place of Death Ostróg Konstanty... The first monument to Fedorov was opened in Moscow in 1909. ...

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Commemorative and Jubilee Coins of the Ukraine (176 words)
The jubilee coin of 5 Hryvnias denomination is dedicated to Ostroh academy, the first Ukrainian high level school founded by V.K.Ostrozhskiy in 1576.
Ostroh academy was closely linked to the printing-house, where works of the school tutors were printed and in 1581 Ivan Fedorov printed here the Ostroh Bible.
The general background combining this picture is the first page of the Ostroh ABC book printed at Ivan Fedorov's printing house; to the left there is the family emblem of the prince Vasyl K.Ostrozhskiy and a semicircular inscription: ОСТРОЗЬКА АКАДЕМІЯ, and beneath, there is the Academy foundation date - 1576.
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