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.

Ivan Kesyakov, Dr (1871-1965)
Ivan Kesyakov, Dr (1871-1965)
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DR IVAN KESYAKOV was a public figure, leader of the Democratic party, Mayor of Plovdiv (1908-1912 and again 1921-22).  Born in 1871 in the town of Koprivshtitsa. He graduated Medicine f...
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)
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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...