Figures of Plovdiv

Figures of Plovdiv

Anton Bezenshek (15.04.1854 – 11.12.1915)

Anton Bezenshek (15.04.1854 – 11.12.1915)

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?nton Bezenshek  -  Slovenian pedagogue, stenographer, publicist; an eminent public figure. He came to Bulgaria after the Liberation (1878). He was the creator of Bulgarian stenography (shothand writing).

He was born in 1854, in the small Slovenian village Bukoviye, no far from the town of Tzelle. Bezenshek graduated from Zagreb University and later became a Professor of Philosophy. He became famous for adapting the Gabelsberg’s System of Stenography for the Slavonic languages, and was actually the founder and creator of BG Stenography.

Bezenshek came in 1879 to the then Principality of Bulgaria by an invitation of BG government, to work as a teacher in Sofia and Plovdiv, and he also performed as main stenographer of the National Assembly.

While living in Plovdiv, he published textbooks, books, booklets and postcards; he also was the publisher of the first high-school textbook of Ethics. He was also the first Chairman of the newly-founded Choral Society in Plovdiv (1896).

 

Nayden Todorov (born 1974)
Nayden Todorov (born 1974)
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Nayden Todorov was born in 1974 in Plovdiv. He received his first piano lessons at the age of five, and by sixteen had led his first concert as conductor. He studied with Alexander Vladigerov in So...
Dimitar Kirov (1935-2008)
Dimitar Kirov (1935-2008)
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Eminent Plovdiv artist. He graduated in 1959 from the academy of Arts in Sofia. He lives and works in Plovdiv. Winner of numerous art awards. His name has been connected to the so called P...
Hristo G. Danov (1828 -1911)
Hristo G. Danov (1828 -1911)
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Teacher, man of letters, founder of the organised publishing in Bulgaria; member of the BG Literary Society (todays Bulgarian Academy of Sciences). In the period 1854-56, while a teacher ...
Alexander Bourago, Captain / later Colonel (around 1853 - 1883)
Alexander Petrovich Bourago was an eminent military figure. He graduated from the Nikolaevsko Military Cavalry School in Sankt Petersburg, Russia. Captain Bourago was the comander of a cavalry squa...
Yosafat Shishkov, Father (1884 - 1952)
Yosafat Shishkov was born on February 9th, 1884 in Plovdiv, in a catholic family. In 1900, he became a novice in Turkey and accepted the name of Yosafat. He studied Philosophy and theology in Belgi...
Hristo Hristov (April 11th, 1926 - April 17th, 2007))
Hristo Hristov is among the most eminent film directors and screen writers in Bulgarian cinema. He was born on April 11th
Georgi Atanassov, Maestro (1882 - 1931)
Conductor, composer, pioneer of Bulgarian opera. He graduated as a student of Pietro Mascani at the Rossini College in Pesaro, Italy, as Maestro di Musica. Atanassov made his early career as a mili...
Theodosii Spassov (born 1961)
Theodosii Spassov (born 1961)
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The eminent Bulgarian musician is often a guest to his beloved Plovdiv on various cultural occasions. The virtuoso, who is the most popular shepherd flute “kaval” ‘s jazz performer, is practically ...
Tsvetana Maneva (born 1944)
Tsvetana Maneva (born 1944)
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She was born in Plovdiv on January 30th, 1944, and her artistic career starts from here. Today, most Bulgarian consider her an “intellectual type of actress “. The eminent Bulgarian actress makes h...
Atanas Samokovliev (1832 - 1905)
Atanas Samokovliev (1832 - 1905)
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Atanas Samokovliev (also known by the nickname Atanas Samokovets) was born in 1832 in the town of Samokov. He was a trader and a public figure. He was the first Mayor of Plovdiv ...