Famous Bulgarian Leaders

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 1 Simeon Saxe-Coburg-Gotha

Simeon Saxe-Coburg-Gotha
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Famous As: Former Prime Minister of Bulgaria
Birthdate: June 16, 1937
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Bulgarian

The last king of Bulgaria, Simeon Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, has also been the country’s prime minister. He had taken over as the king at 6, after his father’s mysterious death. He married a Spanish noble lady while in exile in Madrid and returned to Bulgaria 50 years after the abolition of monarchy.

 2 Belisarius

Belisarius
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Famous As: Military Commander
Birthdate: 0500 AD
Nationality: Bulgarian
Died: February 29, 0565
Byzantine military commander Belisarius, one of the Last of the Romans, is remembered for his loyalty to Emperor Justinian I and for his self-less love for his wife, Antonina, who later cheated on him. Legend has it that he was blinded by Justinian and made to beg on the streets.
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 3 Boris III of Bulgaria

Boris III of Bulgaria
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Famous As: Military Officer
Birthdate: January 30, 1894
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Bulgarian
Died: August 28, 1943

 4 Boyko Borisov

Boyko Borisov
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Famous As: Prime Ministe
Birthdate: June 13, 1959
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Bulgarian

 5 Galerius

Galerius
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Famous As: Emperor
Birthdate: 0250 AD
Nationality: Bulgarian
Died: May 15, 0311

 6 Todor Zhivkov

Todor Zhivkov
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: September 7, 1911
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Bulgarian
Died: August 5, 1998

 7 Georgi Dimitrov

Georgi Dimitrov
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: June 18, 1882
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Bulgarian, Russian
Died: July 2, 1949
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 8 Irina Bokova

Irina Bokova
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Famous As: Diplomat, Politician, General director
Birthdate: July 12, 1952
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Bulgarian

 9 Vasil Levski

Vasil Levski
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Famous As: Revolutionary
Birthdate: July 18, 1837
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Bulgarian
Died: February 18, 1873

 10 Simeon I of Bulgaria

Simeon I of Bulgaria
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Famous As: Emperor
Birthdate: 0864 AD
Nationality: Bulgarian
Died: May 27, 0927

 11 Krum

Krum
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Famous As: Ruler
Birthdate: 0755 AD
Nationality: Bulgarian, Ancient Roman
Died: April 13, 0814

 12 Ahmed Dogan

Ahmed Dogan
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: March 29, 1954
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Bulgarian

 13 Rosen Plevneliev

Rosen Plevneliev
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Famous As: Politician, Engineer, Entrepreneur
Birthdate: May 14, 1964
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Bulgarian

 14 Hristo Botev

Hristo Botev
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Famous As: Bulgarian Revolutionary
Birthdate: January 6, 1848
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Bulgarian
Died: June 1, 1876

Hristo Botev was a Bulgarian poet and revolutionary. Widely regarded as a national hero by Bulgarians, Botev was thought to be ahead of his peers in his aesthetic, philosophical, and political views. An influential and important figure in the history of Bulgaria, Botev has several monuments, schools, football clubs, and stadiums named after him.

 15 Christian Rakovsky

Christian Rakovsky
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: August 13, 1873
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Bulgarian
Died: September 11, 1941

 16 Sergey Stanishev

Sergey Stanishev
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Famous As: Prime Minister
Birthdate: May 5, 1966
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Bulgarian, Ukrainian, Russian

 17 Omurtag of Bulgaria

Omurtag of Bulgaria
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Famous As: Ruler of Bulgaria
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Nationality: Bulgarian
Died: 0831 AD

 18 Georgi Parvanov

Georgi Parvanov
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Famous As: Politician, Historian
Birthdate: June 28, 1957
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Bulgarian

 19 Petar Toshev Mladenov

Petar Toshev Mladenov
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: August 22, 1936
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Bulgarian
Died: May 31, 2000

 20 Aleksandŭr Stamboliyski

Aleksandŭr Stamboliyski
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Famous As: Political leader
Birthdate: March 1, 1879
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Bulgarian
Died: June 14, 1923

 21 Yane Sandanski

Yane Sandanski
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Famous As: National Hero in Bulgaria
Birthdate: May 18, 1872
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Bulgarian
Died: April 22, 1915

Yane Sandanski was a Macedonian-Bulgarian revolutionary who is recognized as a national hero in both Bulgaria and North Macedonia. He joined the Internal Macedonian-Adrianople Revolutionary Organization (IMARO) as a young man and later became one of its leaders. While he is portrayed by Macedonian historians as a freedom fighter, his legacy remains disputed. 

 22 Volen Siderov

Volen Siderov
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Famous As: Photographer, Journalist, Writer, Politician
Birthdate: April 19, 1956
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Bulgarian

 23 Stefan Stambolov

Stefan Stambolov
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: January 31, 1854
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Bulgarian
Died: July 19, 1895

 24 Valko Chervenkov

Valko Chervenkov
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Famous As: Statesman
Birthdate: September 6, 1900
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Bulgarian
Died: October 21, 1980

 25 Andrey Lukanov

Andrey Lukanov
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: September 26, 1938
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Bulgarian, Russian
Died: October 2, 1996

 26 Petar Stoyanov

Petar Stoyanov
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Famous As: President
Birthdate: May 25, 1952
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Bulgarian

 27 Aleksandar Tsankov

Aleksandar Tsankov
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: June 29, 1879
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Bulgarian
Died: July 27, 1959

 28 Georgi Sava Rakovski

Georgi Sava Rakovski
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Famous As: Revolutionary
Birthdate: 1821 AD
Nationality: Bulgarian
Died: October 9, 1867

 29 Lyuben Karavelov

Lyuben Karavelov
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: 1834 AD
Nationality: Bulgarian
Died: January 21, 1879

 30 George Ganchev

George Ganchev
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: August 29, 1939
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Bulgarian
Died: August 19, 2019

 31 Petko Slaveykov

Petko Slaveykov
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: November 17, 1827
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Bulgarian
Died: July 1, 1895

 32 Andrei Liapchev

Andrei Liapchev
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Famous As: Prime minister
Birthdate: November 30, 1866
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Bulgarian, Macedonian
Died: November 6, 1933

 33 Ivan Evstatiev Geshov

Ivan Evstatiev Geshov
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: February 20, 1849
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Bulgarian
Died: March 11, 1924

 34 Amvrosius Parashkevov

Amvrosius Parashkevov
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Famous As: Bishop
Birthdate: June 9, 1942
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Bulgarian
Died: August 18, 2020

 35 Konstantin Stoilov

Konstantin Stoilov
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: September 23, 1853
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Bulgarian
Died: March 23, 1901

 36 Euthymius of Tarnovo

Euthymius of Tarnovo
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Famous As: Political figure
Birthdate: October 31, 1325
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Bulgarian
Died: 1402 AD

 37 Slavi Trifonov

Slavi Trifonov
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: October 18, 1966
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Bulgarian

 38 Maya Manolova

Maya Manolova
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: May 4, 1965
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Bulgarian

 39 Korneliya Ninova

Korneliya Ninova
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: January 16, 1969
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Bulgarian

 40 Iliana Iotova

Iliana Iotova
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Famous As: Vice President
Birthdate: October 24, 1964
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Bulgarian

 41 Desislava Radeva

Desislava Radeva
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Famous As: First Lady of Bulgaria
Birthdate: July 9, 1969
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Bulgarian

 42 Mariya Gabriel

Mariya Gabriel
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: May 20, 1979
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Bulgarian

 43 Kiril, Prince of Preslav

Kiril, Prince of Preslav
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Famous As: Prince
Birthdate: November 17, 1895
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Bulgarian
Died: February 1, 1945

 44 Ekaterina Zakharieva

Ekaterina Zakharieva
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: August 8, 1975
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Bulgarian

 45 Eve Frank

Eve Frank
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Famous As: Religious leader
Birthdate: September 30, 1754
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Bulgarian
Died: 1816 AD

 46 Tsetska Tsacheva

Tsetska Tsacheva
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: May 24, 1958
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Bulgarian

 47 Yordanka Fandakova

Yordanka Fandakova
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: April 12, 1962
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Bulgarian

 48 Vladimir Stoychev

Vladimir Stoychev
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Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: March 24, 1892
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Bulgarian
Died: April 27, 1990

 49 Nikola Vaptsarov

Nikola Vaptsarov
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: December 7, 1909
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Bulgarian
Died: July 23, 1942

 50 Reneta Indzhova

Reneta Indzhova
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: July 6, 1953
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Bulgarian