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. 

Dimitre Dinev - writer, born 1968
Dimitre Dinev - writer, born 1968
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Dimitre Dinev was born in 1968 in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. He started writing at the time of his secondary schooling in a German speaking 'Gymnasium' in Pazardshik. <...
Nikola Alvadzhiev (11.09.1900 - 1974)
Nikola Alvadzhiev was born in Plovdiv in 1900. He graduated from the “Alexander I” High school in Plovdiv. He worked for the...
Bozhidar Zdravkov (30.01.1884 - 25.09.1959)
Bozhidar Zdravkov was born in 1884 in the Serbian town of Pirot. He was a lawyer and an eminent public figure. He studied Law in Sofia University and graduated in the uni...
Stoyan Chomakov, Dr. (1819 - 1893)
Stoyan Chomakov, Dr. (1819 - 1893)
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Dr. Stoyan Chomakov, born in Koprivshtitsa in 1819. Doctor. Eminent fighter for Bulgarian church independence, a public and state figure. Member of Bulgarian Literary Society (today Bulgarian Acade...
Stoyan Zagorchinov (1889-1969)
Stoyan Zagorchinov (1889-1969)
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Stoyan Zagorchinov was among the first writer to widely popularize the genre of historical novel in Bulgaria. His most significant ...
Ivan Ev. Geshov (1849 - 1924)
Ivan Ev. Geshov (1849 - 1924)
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Ivan Evstratiev Geshov - eminent politican and banker. Public and political figure; publicist. Member of Bulgarian Literary Society (later the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences). Minister. Prime M...
Stanislav Dospevski (1823 -1878)
Stanislav Dospevski (1823 -1878)
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Stanislav Dospevski was the firstborn of Dimiter Zograph's sons. He studied in Plovdiv and helped his father paint the Plovdiv Old Town church of "St. Nedelya". \r\...
Panayot Pipkov (1871 -1942)
Panayot Pipkov (1871 -1942)
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The eminent Bulgarian composer and musician Panayot Pipkov was born on November 21, 1871, in Plovdiv. He started learning violin and writing poems when he was very young; he was an amateur actor in...
Pavel Dzhidzhov, Father (1919 - 1952)
Father Pavel Dzhidzhov was born in Plovdiv on July 7th, 1919, in a catholic family. In 1926, he became a student at the primary school of the Assumptionists in Plovdiv - St. Andrews College. In the...
Nonka Matova (born 1954)
Nonka Matova (born 1954)
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Nonka Matova was born on October 20th, 1954 in Plovdiv. Master of sports of gun shooting. Many-time Balkan and republican record winner in gun shooting. She has won the best gun shooter on the Balk...