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Anniversary of the death of Mikhail Gerdzhikov, born in Plovdiv

Anniversary of the death of Mikhail Gerdzhikov, born in Plovdiv

3/18/2010 12:30:28 AM

Mikhail Gerdzhikov was born on January 26th, 1877, in Plovdiv. He studied at the French College, where he received the nick-name Michelle. As a student there he started his revolutionary activities as the leader of a secret Macedonian revolutionary committee. Then he studied in Switzerland (Lozana and Geneva), where he made close connections with the revolutionary immigration... 

In 1899 he comes back to Bulgaria as a teacher in Bitola and becomes a member of the Internal Macedonian Revolutionary Organization. He becomes a close friend of Goze Delchev and his constant companion. He was the great mind that organized and led the Preobrazhenie Uprising.

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