Figures of Plovdiv

Figures of Plovdiv

Dimiter Matevski (1835 - 1882)

Dimiter Matevski (1835 - 1882)

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He participated in the national liberation movement. Persecuted by the Turks, he moved into Plovdiv. About the year 1868, he became teacher at the St.Trinity school. He was an active participant in the activities of the local revolutionary committee founded by Vassil Levski (1869), and he was chosen as his chairman. He participated in the 1876 April Uprising. After the Liberation of 1878, he was the Chairman of the secret committee Unity in Plovdiv, and one of the leading organisers of the gymnastics societies of East Roumelia.

(below: a portrait of D.Matevski by his fellow revolutionary, Georgi Danchov)

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Boris Christoff  (1914 – 1993)
Boris Christoff (1914 – 1993)
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Boris Christoff (May 18, 1914, Plovdiv, Bulgaria - June 28, 1993, Rome, Italy) was a Bulgarian opera singer, one of the greatest basses of the 20th century.Christoff demonstrated early his s...
Ivan Bogorov, Dr (1818 - 1892)
Ivan Bogorov, Dr (1818 - 1892)
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One of the most eminent encyclopedians of the Bulgarian Revival period - a doctor of medicine by education, he was also very much concerned by business matters, economics, geography, industry, tran...
Kamen Vichev, Father (1893 - 1952)
Kamen Vichev, Father (1893 - 1952)
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Kamen Vichev was born in the village of Srem, Bourgas region, on May 23rd, 1893. He started his theological education in 1912 in Belgium, where he studied until 1918. After recieving his PhD in The...
George Danchov - Zografina
George Danchov - Zografina
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Stoyo Shishkov (1865 - 1937)
Stoyo Shishkov (1865 - 1937)
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Stoyo Shishkov was born in 1865 in the village of Ustovo near the town of Smolyan. He was a pedagogue, man of letters, ethnographer. Lived in Plovdiv since 1904 as a teacher. He was the <...
Mario Hossen - the Bulgarian &quot;Paganini&quot;  was born in Plovdiv
The following info on this talented young violinist is courtesy of Festival Music Alp webs...
Boris Dimovski  (1925-2007)
Boris Dimovski (1925-2007)
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Boris Dimovski is one of the greatest contemporary Bulgarian artists. Beside being a world-famous caricature artist, he is also a much respected master of water-color paitings, oil paintings, impre...
Radoslav Nikolov - Gianni (born 1954)
The First Bulgarian in The Guinness Book of Records. 53-year-old Radoslav Nikolov (known as Gianni) is the best BG football juggler. He managed to juggle his football on the 20-cm-wide balus...
George Ganchev (born 1939)
George Ganchev (born 1939)
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George Ganchev (whose real name was Georgi Petroushev) was born on August 29, 1939, in Plovdiv. In the early 1960s he emigrated from Bulgaria. He graduated from the British Fencing Academy (he was ...
ASEN HRISTOFOROV (1910 - 1970)
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ASEN HRISTOFOROV – an economist and writer, born on December 16, 1910 in Plovdiv. He studied Economics in London, where he graduated in 1934. He was among the founders of the Statistics Insti...