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).

 

Hristo Kidikov (born 1946)
Hristo Kidikov (born 1946)
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Hristo Kidikov was born on November 16th, 1946 in Plovdiv. He is an eminent pop singer. Graduated from the Plovdiv School of Music, and later from the Sofia State Music Conservatoire. Winner of num...
Dimiter Zograph (1796-1860)
Dimiter Zograph (1796-1860)
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Dimiter Zograph was brother of the famous icon-painter Zahari Zograph of the Samokov School. Born in the town of Samokov in 1796. Icon and mural painter. \r\nHe worked a lot in 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 gra...
Stoyan Deltchev (born 03.08.1959)
Stoyan Deltchev (born 03.08.1959)
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Artistic Gymnastics Olympic and European champion, born in Plovdiv in 1959. He became the 1977 European champion in horizon...
Ivan Andonov (28.06.1854 - 18.12.1937)
Active participant in the national liberation movement; a popular public figure. Deputy Attorney of Plovdiv after the Liberation of 1878. One of the founders and leaders of the secret comm...
Petko Karavelov (1843 - 1903)
Petko Karavelov (1843 - 1903)
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Born on March 24,1843 in Koprivshtiza. He was brother of the eminent Bulgarian writer and revolutionary - Lyuben Karavelov. In the period 1860 - 1893 he completed secondary school in Moscow, studie...
Milcho Leviev (born 1937)
Milcho Leviev (born 1937)
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Milcho Leviev (Milcho Isaac Levi), born Dec. 19, 1937 in Plovdiv. An eminent jazz musician - composer, pianist, interpreter, pedagogue – he is one of the great names in contemporary w...
Mikhail Gerdzhikov (26.01.1877-18.03.1947)
Mikhail Gerdzhikov was born on January 26th, 1877, in Plovdiv. He studied at the French College, where he received the nick-name Michelle. As a student there he started his revolutiona...
Radka Karagitlieva (born 1931)
Radka Karagitlieva (born 1931)
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Radka Nikolova Karagitlieva was born on December 15th, 1931 in the village of Touria, Kazanluk region. In 1971 she became a member of the “Rossitsa Tchoukanova Embroidery Group” in Plovdiv, that wa...
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...