Figures of Plovdiv

Figures of Plovdiv

Hristo Hristov (April 11th, 1926 - April 17th, 2007))

Hristo Hristov (April 11th, 1926 - April 17th, 2007))

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Hristo Hristov is among the most eminent film directors and screen writers in Bulgarian cinema. He was born on April 11th, 1926 in Plovdiv, and after graduating from the Plovdiv Medical University (1952), the young doctor left to study at the Film and Theatre Institute in Sofia, which he graduated from in 1959. His first film Iconostasis (1969) was released after a decade of projects, opera performances, national awards for theatre directing and a specialization with Mikhail Rom in Moscow, at the MosFilm Studios.

His film Last Summer (1973) won the Foreign Film Award in Atlanta, USA, 1974 as well as the Special Jury Award at the Young European Cinema Festival in Toulon, France, 1975; while Rootless Tree (1974) won the First Prize at the Varna Film Festival, 1974.

Hristo Hristov was the Movies Head at the National Film Center (1995-99), Cinema Public Council Chairman (1999) and a Professor at the Film and Theatre National Institute, Sofia. Being among the most acclaimed BG directors, Hristo Hristov is the first Bulgarian chosen for a member of the European Film Academy.

Tsanko Lavrenov  (1896-1978)
Tsanko Lavrenov (1896-1978)
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Tsanko Lavrenov (1896-1978) - an original Bulgarian artist, who drew experience from the national traditions of old Bulgarian art and from folklore. A highly creative artist, he poeticised...
Ruslan Raichev (05.05.1919-08.01.2006)
Maestro Raychev worked with Europe's key symphony orchestras including La Scala in Milan, Paris' National Opera and Lond...
Ivan St. Geshov (Plovdiv, 20.02.1849 - 11.03.1924)
Political figure, diplomat, cousin of the eminent public figure, Ivan...
Kiril Naydenov (1945 - 2004)
Kiril Naydenov (1945 - 2004)
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Kiril Naidenov was born on 23.05.1945 in the village of Slaviani.
Yoakim Gruev (9.09.1828 - 01.08.1912)
Born in Koprivshtitsa, he studied in Plovdiv Greek School. Later he taught in the Class School of his native town of Koprivshtitsa, succeeding his teacher, Nayden Gerov on that position (1848-56)...
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...
Hristo Stoichkov (born 1966)
Hristo Stoichkov (born 1966)
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The Bulgarian football star Hristo Stoichkov officially finished his football-playing career on December 15th, and from January 1st 2004 becomes the Barcelona coach. He will be training the team pl...
Stefka Kostadinova (born 25.03.1965)
Stefka Kostadinova is a famous BG athlete. She was born on March 25th, 1965 in Plovdiv. She has gradiated from the Plovdiv School of Sports, initially starting a career of gymnastics and swimm...
Konstantin Stoilov (1853-1901)
Konstantin Stoilov (1853-1901)
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Dr. Stoilov was born on September 23rd, 1853, in Plovdiv, in the well-to-do patriotic family of Stoil Zakharliata. His mother comes fro the emi...
Gavril Krustevich (1817 - 1898)
Gavril Krustevich (1817 - 1898)
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Gavril Krustevich (real name: Gandyu Krustev Baev) - born in the town of Kotel in 1817. Public figure and statesman; man of letters; Honorary member of Bulgarian Literary Society (later the Bulgari...