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Vyshnivets, formerly known as Wiśniowiec, is an urban-type settlement in the Zbarazkyi Raion of the Ternopil Oblast of western Ukraine.HistoryEarly History, to 1939The area was first settled in 1395, when the first defensive castle was constructed by Dmytro Korybut,who had acquired the land from Prince VitovtThe town is located on the Horyn River, a right tributary of the Prypiat. Before World War II the village was located in Poland.The town served as a family seat of the Polish princely Wiśniowiecki family, as of the 15th century, and received its name from the family. The town was noted for its extensive cherry orchards. In the mid-1500s, one of the family's descendants, Dmytro Vyshnevetsky (1516-1563), was distinguished by his service to Ivan the Terrible. His grandson, Jeremi Wiśniowiecki, also known as Yarema Vyshnevetsky (1612-1651) was also a distinguished military commander. During the time of the leadership of Princes Michael and Valusah Wiśniowiecki, as of 1674, the town was on the verge of becoming a Russian capital.
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