250 (2015)

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  • Release Date: 22 Sep, 2015
  • Country Belarus
  • Author Maksim Siry
  • Published by Antidot
  • Submitting institution Antidot


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“250” is a project realized in honor of famous composer and statesman Michal Kleofas on the anniversary of his birth. The project authors brought together creative people to contribute to the memory of their well-known compatriot. The project aims to excite public interest in their own history, the history of their land and their country.

Michal Kleofas was born in one of the most influential families of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth (Rzeczpospolita).  Oginskies were as mighty as powerful families of Sapieha and Radziwill. Michal Kleofas aspired to serve his country and people, and he lived a very rich life. His contemporaries were not able to give a unanimous evaluation of his views and accomplishments. Michal Kleofas was a successful politician and a diplomat conducting important strategic negotiations with state leaders; he was a revolutionary and political emigrant who lived with forged passports to avoid arrest; he was both a rich heir and a deprived refugee; he was a man who lost his family but summoned his strengths to create a new one; he was a composer, an aristocrat, a devoted patriot of his homeland who was buried a thousand  kilometers away from it in the Basilica of Santa Croce in Florence next to Michelangelo, Machiavelli, Galileo and Rossini.

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