Figures of Plovdiv

Figures of Plovdiv

Kamen Vichev, Father (1893 - 1952)

Kamen Vichev, Father (1893 - 1952)

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Kamen Vichev was born in the village of Srem, Bourgas region, on May 23rd, 1893. He started his theological education in 1912 in Belgium, where he studied until 1918. After recieving his PhD in Theology in 1930 from the University of Strasburg, France, he was appointed a philosophy teacher at the St Augustine College in Plovdiv.

He was arrested by the militia forces in accusation of conspiracy against the communist state. He was shot on November 12th, 1952, in the city of Sofia, together with other catholic priests.

\\\\\\\\ During his visit to Plovdiv in May 2002, Pope John Paul II declared three Bulgarian martyr priests as beatific - Kamen Vitchev (born in 1893), Pavel Dzhidzhov (born in 1919) and Yosaphat Shishkov born in (1884), executed by the communists in 1952. The pontiff officially announced their beatifications - the last step before raising someone to sainthood - during his visit to Plovdiv in May 2002.

Dimitar Panov (1902-1985)
Dimitar Panov (1902-1985)
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Dimitar Panov Ivanov (1902-1985) is Bulgarian dramatic actor. His debut on the stage of Plovdiv Drama Theater goes back to 1955, in a play called “Checkov’s Performance” (five smal...
Nacho the Culture - Atanas Krustev (1922 - 2003)
(the photo above - Nacho the Culture is the one on the right, with his friend, the famous director Krikor Azaryan)\r\nPlovdiv has recently lost one of its most eminent figures ...
Nedyalcho Todorov, Professor (born 1940)
Professor Nedyalcho Todorov was born in 1940 in Plovdiv. He graduated from the Plovdiv High School of Music, and then the Music State Conservatory in
Kostaki Peev (1843 - 1920)
Kostaki Peev (1843 - 1920)
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Kostaki Peev was an eminent public and business figure. He was tradesman, member of the of the Furriers Guild in Plovdiv. After the Liberation in 1878, he became the first elected Mayor of ...
Anton Bezenshek (15.04.1854 – 11.12.1915)
?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 (...
Hristo Belobradov (1899 - 1975)
Hristo Belobradov (1899 - 1975)
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Hristo Kostov Belobradov was a teacher, school inspector, ardent supporter of education and of the blind people organization. He was born in the town of Etropole but he dedicated his whole life to ...
Emil Tchakarov (1948 - 1991)
Emil Tchakarov (1948 - 1991)
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"The conductor must set his mark on the orchestra".. - this is what Maestro Emil Chakarov used to say. June 29, 2004 he would have had his 56t...
Maria Neykova (1945 - 2002)
Maria Neykova (1945 - 2002)
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Composer, artist and singer - known as the girl with the guitar.Created over 250 songs, some of which sung by herself, others performed by famous BG pop stars. Author of film music. She is famous f...
Todor Dinov (24.07.1919 - 16.06.2004)
The fundamental (and only of its kind) history of world animation -Cartoons: One Hundre...
Veselin Nikolov (born 1938)
Veselin Nikolov (born 1938)
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Vesselin Nikolov was born in 1938 in Bourgass but his life has always been connected to Plovdivs musical culture. He received his Masters Degree at the University of...