Mogilev Oblast - the Eastern Part of Belarus
Mogilev (MAHILEU)
Belarus Cities - Mogilev Oblast
The origin of this town, situated on the right hilly bank of the Dnieper, is shrouded in mysteries and legends. It is commonly supposed that Mahileu was founded in the year 1267, though it was first mentioned in authentic written sources of the late 14th century as a possession of Queen Jadwiga, the wife of Sigizmund I the Old, the King of Poland and the Grand Duke of Lithuania. Between the twenties and thirties of the 16th century Mahileu was the largest town in the Belarusian Dnieper Land.