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Outstanding Composer and Musician

8 Oct 2021

Mikhail (Mikhail Xaverius Sigizmund) Jielski, a violinist-performer, composer, and musical publicist of the 19th century, representative of the Late Romantic movement in European music made a significant contribution to the development of musical art in Belarus. His 190th anniversary will be celebrated in 2021.

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One of the Submarine Inventors

29 Sep 2021

This year marks the 230th anniversary of the birth of Kazimir Charnouski (1791–1847), who designed various types of submarine ships and proposed many original ideas that were later used to create the submarine fleet. For many years, his name remained unknown to researchers of the history of shipbuilding: the works of a talented inventor from Belarus were hidden in secret archival collections.

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Patron and Educator

8 Jul 2021

July 8 marks the 160th anniversary of the birth of Maria Magdalena Radziwill (1861–1945), an activist of the Belarusian cultural movement, an educator, a philanthropist who supported the opening of educational institutions, hospitals, churches, orphanages, publication of books and newspapers in the Belarusian language.

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Founder of Pharmaceutical Sciences in Belarus

21 Jun 2021

June 21 marks the 280th anniversary of the birth of the famous French scientist-encyclopaedist, doctor of medicine, professor Jean Emmanuel Gilibert (1741-1814), who is rightfully considered the founder of pharmaceutical sciences in Belarus. He created and for several years headed the first higher medical institution in the territory of modern Belarus – the Hrodna Medical Academy.

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Rebel, Provoker, Genius

20 Oct 2021

A book and illustration exhibition "Rebel, Provoker, Genius" dedicated to the 140th anniversary of the birth of the Spanish artist Pablo Picasso (1881–1973) is on show in the Fine Arts Reading Room (room 306) from October 20 to November 30.

The First Belarusian

20 Oct 2021

An exhibition "The First Belarusian" dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Belarusian State University is on show on the third floor of the circular corridor from October 20.