Figures of Plovdiv

Figures of Plovdiv

Alexander Hristov (born 1964)

Alexander Hristov (born 1964)

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Alexander Hristov was born on July 28, 1964, in Plovdiv. He spent his childhood in the town of Troyan, where he played football for the local team of Chavdar. He moved back to Plovdiv as an 8th grader and it was in 1980 when he first stepped on the boxing ring. Although considered quite a late start, only 3 years later his winning period with Locomotive Boxing Club began follwed by world rink. In 1993, at the World Amateur Boxing Championship in Tampere, Finland, he won over the Cuban champion Joel Casamayor (Bantamweight – 54 kg).

Alexander Hristov is a boxing legend. He is a two-time European and World Champion, Boxing World Cup winner, Seoul Olympics silver medalist.

From 380 boxing matches in his career he has only lost 15. He is the only high-rank BG boxer who has never had his nose broken. At the Seoul Olympics he was with a serious tumor in his biceps, and sxtill managed to become the silver medalist!

In the period 1988-1990, Alexander is with a serious injury and diagnosed with left hand muscle tumors. After being operated, he starts training again and is soon back on the boxing rink. In the 1990s he palyed 5 seasons in Germany. After the 1996 Atlanta Olympics he leaves the BG national boxing team and becomes a coach in Germany.

Although a very popular sportsman in Germany, Alexander is still very popular in his native Plovdiv. His idol has always been Mohamed Ali.

Alexander Bogoridi, Knjaz (1822 - 1910)
Knjaz Alexander Bogoridi - man of law, statesman. Son of probably the most influential person after the Sultan in the Ottoman Empire - Knjaz Stefan Bogoridi (called Stefanaki Bey). Alexander B...
Karel Skorpil  (1859-1944)
Karel Skorpil (1859-1944)
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Czech by origin. Also known under the spelling of Schkorpil (pronounced Sh-korpil). Teacher, archaeologist; museum founder. Spent some time as a teacher of Maths...
Dusho Hadjidekov (around 1827 - 1878)
Eminent trader, public figure, donor; participant in the national liberation movement. He himself funded the construction of the old building of St Trinity School in Plovdiv, and later became its p...
Nedko Donchev Kableshkov (1867 - 1964)
Eminent man of law, journalist and public figure, Nedko Kableshkov is the pioneer of donating in Plovdiv. In 1949 he made a large donation of e...
Nikolay Galov (1943-1993)
Nikolay Galov (1943-1993)
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Nikolai Galov, also popular by the nickname “The colleague Galov", was born on July 5, 1943 in Plovdiv.  He died on Jule 9, 1993, in that same city...
Lyuben Grois (1934 - 1982)
Lyuben Grois (1934 - 1982)
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“Labor is the high price of my freedom” - That thought belongs to the great Bulgarian theatre director, Lyuben Grois, and is taken from his two-volume book of “archives”, released 20 years...
Nikolay Haitov (1919 - 2002)
Nikolay Haitov (1919 - 2002)
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Academician. One of the best Bulgarian writers. Born in the Rhodope Mountain village of Yavrovo. Author of many novels and short stories. Screenplay-writer of wonderful films (Koziat Rog, i.e. Goat...
Stefka Blagoeva (1938-2000)
Stefka Blagoeva (1938-2000)
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Stefka Blagoeva was the founder and main conductor of the Plovdiv Boys’ Choir in 1975. During her conduct the Choir participated in a large number of music festivals all over Bulgaria and Europ...
Lucien Schevalas (1840 - 1921)
Lucien Schevalas (1840 - 1921)
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Lucien Schevalas was born in Obonne, Switzerland. Swiss park designer, gardener of royalties. He graduated from the Forestry Institute in Paris. \r\nHe came to Bulgaria afte...
Alexander Banderov (born 1933-2007)
The poet Alexander Banderov has long worked as a journalist (he has been awarded the Gold Pen Award of the Bulgarian Journalists Union), and later was an editor...