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Mikhail Gerdzhikov, the organizer and chief leader of the Preobrazhenie Uprising, was born on that day

Mikhail Gerdzhikov, the organizer and chief leader of the Preobrazhenie Uprising, was born on that day

1/26/2010 12:30:34 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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