The Serbian Orthodox monastery of Hilandar was founded in 1198 by Saint Sava (1174–1236), a Serbian monk. It prospered especially in the 15th and 16th century. From the 18th until the beginning of the 20th century, the monastery was dominated by Bulgarian monks such as Paisij of Hilandar (1722–1773), who published his influential Slav-Bulgarian History in 1762.
Monastery of Hilandar on Mount Athos, colour photograph, ca. 2009, photographer: Zeljkokiss; source: Wikimedia Commons, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Pogleda_sa_pirga.JPG, public domain.