Figures of Plovdiv

Figures of Plovdiv

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, transportation, philology, journalistics. He had a leading role among the uilders of Bulgarian literary language with his First Grammar of Bulgarian Language (1844), as well as with the first ever French-Bulgarian and Bulgarian-French Dictionary. He had also had a leading role in publishing the first Bulgarian newspaper - Bulgarian Eagle (1846), which appeared two years after the first BG magazine - Konstantin Fotinovs Lyuboslovie (i.e. Love to Language).

Being a patriot, Dr Bogorov fought against the invasion of foreign words, and especially against the flood of Greek, which was popularly substituting our native language (since Bulgarians were still slaves to the Turkish Ottoman rule and using Bulgarian language was considered as not a prestigious thing to do) ....

Born in 1818 in the town of Karlovo, Ivan Bogorov studied in Constantinople and in Kouroucheshme (in the Greek parish school, where G.S.Rakovski and Sava Dobroplodni also studied). At the age of 19 he went to study at the Richelieu High School in Odessa, Russia (which was the place where Nayden Gerov, Botyo Petkov and Dobri Chintulov received their education).

Bogorov lived in Leipzig, Germany, where he founded the newspaper Bulgarian eagle -a civil, trade and literary newspaper. Then he lived in Constantinople where he wrote for the Constantinople Newspaper, trying to urge the eminent Bugarians, having high-ranking positions in the turkish Empire administration, to use their influence in favour of Bulgarian independent church.

He studied Medicine in Paris, then went back to Constantinople again, then he was a doctor in Plovdiv, where he was publishing his Journal of Science, Crafts and Trade. In Bucharest, Romania, he published his newspaper Nationality and prepared his Academic Dictionary of Bulgarian language.

During the Russo-Turkish War of Liberation (1887-1888) he volunteered as a translator of the Russain Military Commandment. He lived another 14 years in liberated Bulgaria, and died in 1892.

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...