Figures of Plovdiv

Figures of Plovdiv

Karel Skorpil  (1859-1944)

Karel Skorpil (1859-1944)

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Czech by origin. Also known under the spelling of Schkorpil (pronounced Sh-korpil). Teacher, archaeologist; museum founder. Spent some time as a teacher of Maths in several high schools in Plovdiv. Together with his brother, Herminegild (Hermin) Schkorpil, and V. Dobruski, created a large archaeological and numismatic collection at the St.St.Cyril and Methodius High School, which later developed into the Plovdiv Archaeological Museum.

Since 1894 he had lived in the city of Varna. He dedicated his life to archaeology; closely studied archaeological sites in Southern Bulgaria. Member of Bulgarian Academy of Sciences since 1918. In 1885 he published his Notes on some archaeological historical research studies in Thrace.

The book of the two Skorpil brothers, Herminegild (Hermin) and Karel Skorpil , called Burial mounds, published at the end of 19th century is still an archeological bible for contemporary specialists, containing valuable information for the numerous burial mounds all around the territory of Bulgaria.

Until 1900, there were many research studies of BG caves published, but the most imposing and valuable ones are those of the Schkorpil brothers, done at the end of the 19th century.

He died in Sofia on March 10th, 1944, in Sofia and was buried in the ancient Bulgarian capital of Pliska.

For more information, you could also take a look at the study Bulgarian Gagaouzes. Ethnic and Social Еnigma, by Dr. Roumiana Chukova.

Jordan Jovchev (also: Yordan Yovchev) (born 1973)
Born February 24th 1973 in Plovdiv. Gymnastics champion. \r\nEuropean champion in the all-events competition from Pathra 2002. Gold medalist in rings and silver medalist in the fl...
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...