Figures of Plovdiv

Figures of Plovdiv

Ivan St. Geshov (Plovdiv, 20.02.1849 - 11.03.1924)

Ivan St. Geshov (Plovdiv, 20.02.1849 - 11.03.1924)

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Political figure, diplomat, cousin of the eminent public figure, Ivan Evstratiev Geshov.

He graduated from the Robert College in Constantinople, and studied at the Owens College in Manchester. After the Liberation (1878) he became Mayor of Plovdiv (1880-83), MP at the local National Assembly, and member and Chairman of the Standing Committee (1884-85) of East Roumelia. He was one of the eminent figures, and from 1883 on - the Leader, of the Peoples Party.

He also worked as an editor of the Plovdiv newspaper Saedinenie (i.e. Unification) (1882-86). From 1879 on he was a diplomat abroad. You could take a look at the letter he wrote as a Bulgarian Diplomatic Agent in Constantinople to Dr. Stoyan Danev, Minister of Foreign and Religious Affairs, requesting information about the status of the American Diplomatic Representative in Bulgaria, from May 1901. 

Dimcho Debelyanov (1887 - 1916)
Dimcho Debelyanov (1887 - 1916)
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Dimcho Debelyanov is one of the greatest Bulgarian poets. He was born on March 25th, 1887, in Koprivshtitsa, in a family of a tailor. At that time Koprivshtitsa was a cent...
Georgi Bozhilov (13.06.1935 - 30.05.2001)
Georgi Bozhilov - Slona (the nickname means Elephant) was born in Plovdiv. He graduated from the Art Academy in Sofia, Major Monumental Decorative Art, in Prof.Georgi Bogdanovs class.
Obreiko Obreikov, Dr (1891 - 1969)
Obreiko Obreikov, Dr (1891 - 1969)
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Born on June 07, 1891 in Plovdiv, Dr. Obreikov comes from an eminent Bulgarian Revival period family. Having graduated cum laude in Law (Montpellier, 1912), and Finances and Trade (Paris, 1919), he...
Veselin Sariev (1951-2003)
Veselin Sariev (1951-2003)
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Poet, publisher, historian and publicist,two-times winner of the Literary Award Plovdiv (1989 and 1999) and of the Honorary Emblem of the city of Plovdiv for Donorship. He is also the winner of the...
Krikor Аzaryan, Prof. (born 1934)
Krikor Аzaryan, Prof. (born 1934)
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Prof. Krikor Azaryan received the title “Honorary Citizen of Plovdiv”, awarded to him on the occasion of his 70th birthday anniversary, 2004. Prof. Azaryan is receiving the honor...
Zlatina Todeva ( 1926  - 2007)
Zlatina Todeva ( 1926 - 2007)
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The amous theatre and movie actress Zlatina Todeva was one of the most essential actresses in BG theater and cinema. The actress spent 17 years at the Plovdiv Drama Theater.  Tod...
Zlatyu Boyadzhiev (1903 - 1976)
Zlatyu Boyadzhiev (1903 - 1976)
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Born on October 22, 1903, in the village of Bresovo in the Plovdiv District. Zlatyu Boyadzhiev graduated from the Ts.Todorov’s class of the Sofia Art Academy in 1932. He painted portraits and compo...
Jean Videnov (born 1959)
Jean Videnov (born 1959)
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Jean Vassilev Videnov - born on March 22, 1959 in Plovdiv. He graduated from the English Language School of Plovdiv, and later - from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (he studi...
Assen Kisimov (1936-2005)
Assen Kisimov (1936-2005)
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The actor Assen Kisimov was born on May 3rd, 1936, in Plovdiv.\r\nEver since he was 12 he participated actively in radio performances. In 1959 he graduated from the Film and Theatre Arts Aca...
Georgi Vulkovich, Dr. (1833 - 1892)
Dr. Georgi Vulkovich - born in Edirne, 1833. Doctor, political figure and a diplomat. Member of Bulgarian Literary Society (later the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences). He comes from the eminent Reviv...