Pabaiskas

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The monument in the site of the Battle of Pabaiskas

Pabaiskas is a small town in Ukmergė district of Vilnius County, Lithuania, 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) south-west of Ukmergė, with 249 inhabitants. The Battle of Wilkomierz took place here in 1435, when Sigismund Kestutaitis defeated Švitrigaila and his Livonian Order allies. Pabaiskas was built afterwards to commemorate the battle.

Its alternate names include Pabaisko, Pabayskas, Pobojsk (Polish), and Paboisk (Yiddish).[1][2]

There is a Holy Trinity Church in the town, built in 1436 by Sigismund Kestutaitis. A more modern stonework church was built in 1821–1836 m. The architect was J. Levoisier.

The church of Pabaiskas town

References[edit]

  1. ^ United States Board on Geographic Names – Lithuania – Pabaiskas. Accessed January 26, 2014.
  2. ^ Dov Levin (2000). The Litvaks: A Short History of the Jews in Lithuania. Berghahn Books. p. 275. ISBN 978-1-57181-264-3. 

Coordinates: 55°10′N 24°46′E / 55.167°N 24.767°E / 55.167; 24.767