An 18th century drawing of Škłoŭ (Polish, Szkłów)
Škłoŭ ( Belarusian: Шклоў, ; [ʂkɫɔu̯] Russian: Шклов, Shklov) is a town in Mahilyow Voblast, Belarus, located 35 km north of Mogilev on the Dnieper river. It has a railway station on the line between Orsha and Mogilev. As of 2009, its population was 16,439. [1 ]
History [ edit ]
1535: First records about the town.
1654, 1656: two battles, see
battles of Shkloŭ April 10, 1762: Coat of arms.
Alexander Lukashenko, President of Belarus since 1994, held a position as the director of the construction materials plant in Shklov Raion before he became a collective farm manager and then moved into politics. [2 ]
Transport [ edit ]
3 bus routes
The Transfiguration Church
The Jewish family name
Shklovsky or Shklover indicates that the person or their ancestors come from Shkloŭ.
Semyon Zorich, Serbian-born Russian General who founded an estate in Shkloŭ (Shklov).
Yitzhak Salkinsohn, born in Shklov
Joshua Zeitlin, rabbinical scholar and philanthropist, born here
Yehoshua Leib Diskin, rabbi in Shklov
Rogatchover Gaon, studied in Shklov under Yehoshua Leib
Israel ben Samuel of Shklov (c.1770–May 13, 1839)
Pavel Axelrod (1850–1928), Russian Menshevik revolutionary
Zalman Shneur (1887–1959), Hebrew and Yiddish poet
Baruch Schick of Shklov (1744–1808) rabbi and scholar, Hebrew author and translator [3 ]
Josef Gusikov, klezmer musician, born in Shklov
Naum Eitingon, general of the NKVD and murderer of Leon Trotsky, born in Shklov
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Coordinates: 54°13′25″N 30°17′11″E / 54.22361°N 30.28639°E