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.

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...