Figures of Plovdiv

Figures of Plovdiv

This section includes eminent figures of culture and arts, sports and politics, public figures and clergymen from past and present days, connected to Plovdiv – ones who were born in the city or the region, spent part of their lives here, devoted years of work to our city, or just brought fame to the city by being “Plovdivers” (a nice word to coin, isn’t it?). Some of those figures are great people of historic impact, others are more ambiguous and their contribution is still much arguable, but anyway the names of all are in one way or another has remained connected to the name of Plovdiv. Such a large gallery of the figures of Plovdiv has never been collected in a website so far. We truly hope the readers to find it useful and be interested in all the names we have gathered in that gallery. There are yet more that we have processed but have not managed to input so far.

PlovdivGuide team will be much grateful and obliged to all the readers eager to help in collecting, writing and sending articles (in BG) about other eminent figures of Plovdiv to be included in the site (a digital photo of the figure you have written about will be very helpful). So many famous and not-so-famous people have left their trace on Plovdiv’s history and deserve their names to be mentioned, aren’t they? We are looking forward to constructive and critical remarks, notes, suggestions, articles, or just any comments at the address: info@plovdivguide.com

The information included in those articles has been collected from various printed or electronic materials (mentioned at the end of articles), and by courtesy of the State Archive, Plovdiv, and the Ivan Vazov National Library, Plovdiv.
Alexander Banderov (born 1933-2007)
The poet Alexander Banderov has long worked as a journalist (he has been awarded the Gold Pen Award of the Bulgarian Journalists Union), and later was an editor...
Ioan Leviev (1934 - 1994)
Ioan Leviev (1934 - 1994)
1/1/2012 12:00:00 AM
Ioan Isaakov Leviev was born on October 31st, 1934, in Plovdiv (his brother is the world-famous jazz musucian, M...
Petko R. Slaveykov (1827 - 1895)
Petko R. Slaveykov (1827 - 1895)
1/1/2012 12:00:00 AM
Petko Rachev Slaveykov was born on November 17, 1827, in the town of Turnovo. Writer and journalist, public and political figure; Member of Bulgarian Literary Society (later the Bulgarian Academy o...
Nikola Todev (1928 - 1991)
Nikola Todev (1928 - 1991)
1/1/2012 12:00:00 AM
The eminent actor Nikola Todev was born on June 13th, 1928, in the town of Devin, Smolyan Region. He started acting at the age of 24 on the stage of the Smolyan Theatre, and later in Pazardzhik T...
Herminegild / Hermin Skorpil (1858-1923)
 Herminegild / Hermin Skorpil (also known as Schkorpil; pronounced Sh-korpil) was Czech by origin. Teacher, archaeologist; museum founder. Spent some time as a teacher in several high...
Yosif Schnitter/Joseph Schnitter, Arch. (1852 – 1914)
One of the greatest names Plovdiv is so proud of - Joseph Schnitter (born 1852, Novi Bidzhov – died 1914, Plovdiv), a Czech by original nationality, an eminent architect, engineer and geodesi...
Petar Stoyanov (born 1952)
Petar Stoyanov (born 1952)
1/1/2012 12:00:00 AM
Petar Stoyanov was born May 25th, 1952, in the city of Plovdiv. He gradiuated from the Law Faculty of the Sofia University St Kliment Ohridski.\r\n\r\n1978 - 19...
Ivan Chomakov, Dr. (born 1953)
Ivan Chomakov, Dr. (born 1953)
1/1/2012 12:00:00 AM
Dr. Ivan Milkov Chomakov was born on October 15th, 1953, in Plovdiv. He graduated from the VMI Medical University of Plovdiv in 1979. In the period 1981 - 1997 he worked as an assista...
Dinko Dermendzhiev - Chiko (born 1941)
Dinko Dermendzhiev (popular with the nickname of Chiko) has joined the football team of Botev Plovdiv in 1959 as its third goal keeper. His only playing as a keeper though,was during the second hal...
Assen Diamandiev, Professor (16.11.1915 - 24.02.2009)
Born in Plovdiv in 1915 in Plovdiv. He graduated from the State Academy of Music in Sofia in 1940. Prof. Diamandiev started working as a teacher in the newly opened School of Music in Plo...