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For the first time The Glubokoe city was mentioned in the cronicles of The Grand Duchy of Lithuania in 1514 as a cort and a centre of Zenovichi estate. In genuary 1659 the town was occupied by a

body of The Grand Duchy of Lithuania troops which 6 November 1661 defeated the Russian troops headed by I. A. Hovansky.

The inhabitants had their military organization. The lower middle class was armed with the shot- and coldguns. Since 18 July 1812 Napoleon had stayed there for 6 days.

Nowadays Glubokoe is an administrative, economic and cultural centre of the Glubokoe region. The town has a well-developed commercial and service network.

Glubokoe is enriched with the architectural monuments: a Troitsky church (17641782, in 19021908 was rebuilt by the architect Y. Zaro), a church of the Blessed virgin Nativity (16391654). The different churches have been preserved (the end of the XIX century, v. Bobruischina), a Nikolaevskaya church (the beginning of the XX century, v. Zaborie), another church in the v. Zadorozhie (1910), a bowery (middle of the XIX century, v. Zalesie), a church in the v. Mamai (XVIII), a church of the Lady (the beginning of the XX century) and the Petropavlovskaya church (1909) in the v. Prozoroki, the Paraskeva church (1887, v. Chemevichi).

Guide to towns and district centers of Republic of Belarus. A.V. Varivonchik [etc.]

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