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.

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...