Figures of Plovdiv

Figures of Plovdiv

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 was founded back in 1968. She won numerous prizes and awards from various folklore crafts and arts exhibitions.

Traditional Bulgarian embroidery types are divided into 20 different ethnographic regions. The richest ones belong to the Western Bulgarian Region – the Kyustendil,  Trun and Samokov areas. The Plovdiv Region does not feature any typical type of embroidery pattern –  it is just famous for the “kenne” lace. Radka is a specialist of the kenne lace.

For more on the traditional BG embroidery go to our news archive: April 06 2004, Exhibitions in the Ivan Vazov National Library

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...