Fellin were from the Grand Master William of Endorpe the city rights in 1283 awarded. Beginning of the 14. Felin century belonged to the Hanseatic League and was a major hub on the trade route to and from Russia.
In 1558 the city fell to the Tsar, 1582 they came under Polish rule and in 17. Century Sweden had the say. Viljandi is today an important center of Southern Estonia, and capital of the district Viljandimaa.
Georg von Freymann: The citizens Felliner book 1728-1889, after the original Felliner City Archives, Fellin: F. Feldt, 1902