Famous Bulgarian - Bulgarian Celebrities

Bulgaria, a country in southeastern Europe, boasts of having one of the richest folk heritages in the world. The history, culture and heritage of the country has been influenced by a number of ancient civilizations, including the Thracians, Ancient Greeks, Romans, Ostrogoths, Slavs, Varangians and especially Bulgars. Owing to their rich heritage, Bulgarians have played a major role in influencing the development of European arts and culture, and have made immense contributions to humanity, especially over the past two centuries. One of the earliest known composers of Medieval Europe was Yoan Kukuzel who reformed the entire Byzantine musical writing system.

Find out more about the greatest Bulgarians, including Nina Dobrev, Hristo Stoichkov, Hristo Botev, Stefka Kostadinova and Georgi Ivanov.

The Most Famous Bulgarian

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
Nina DobrevJanuary 9, 1989Bulgarian, CanadianNina Dobrev is a Bulgarian-Canadian actress and model best known for her roles in ‘The Vampire Diaries’ and ‘Degrassi: The Next Generation.’ Find out more about her life and timeline.
Hristo StoichkovFebruary 8, 1966BulgarianHristo Stoichkov is a retired Bulgarian international footballer
Georgi IvanovJuly 2, 1940BulgarianGeorgi Ivanov is the first Bulgarian astronaut
Krisia TodorovaApril 1, 2004BulgarianKrisia Todorova is a Bulgarian child singer, music writer, and composer
Stefka KostadinovaMarch 25, 1965BulgarianStefka Kostadinova is a former Bulgarian athlete and the reigning world record holder in the women’s high jump
Hristo BotevJanuary 6, 1848BulgarianHristo Botev was a Bulgarian poet and revolutionary
Elin PelinJuly 8, 1877BulgarianElin Pelin was a Bulgarian novelist
Peyo YavorovJanuary 1, 1878BulgarianPeyo Yavorov was a Bulgarian romantic poet
Yane SandanskiMay 18, 1872BulgarianYane Sandanski was one among the leaders of the ‘Internal Macedonian-Adrianople Revolutionary Organization’
Dora GabeAugust 26, 1886BulgarianThe eminent poetess is known for her translations as well as original works like ‘Spring’, which are still taught in Bulgaria
Georgi Ivanov

Georgi Ivanov

Georgi Ivanov is the first Bulgarian astronaut

BulgarianJuly 2, 1940428 views

Peyo Yavorov

Peyo Yavorov was a Bulgarian romantic poet

Yane Sandanski

Yane Sandanski was one among the leaders of the ‘Internal Macedonian-Adrianople Revolutionary Organization’

BulgarianMay 18, 1872109 views

Stefka Kostadinova

Stefka Kostadinova is a former Bulgarian athlete and the reigning world record holder in the women’s high jump

BulgarianMarch 25, 1965361 views

Elin Pelin

Elin Pelin was a Bulgarian novelist

BulgarianJuly 8, 1877164 views

Hristo Botev

Hristo Botev was a Bulgarian poet and revolutionary

Dora Gabe

The eminent poetess is known for her translations as well as original works like ‘Spring’, which are still taught in Bulgaria

BulgarianAugust 26, 1886105 views

Krisia Todorova

Krisia Todorova is a Bulgarian child singer, music writer, and composer

BulgarianApril 1, 2004367 views

Hristo Stoichkov

Hristo Stoichkov is a retired Bulgarian international footballer

Nina Dobrev

Nina Dobrev is a Bulgarian-Canadian actress and model best known for her roles in ‘The Vampire Diaries’ and ‘Degrassi: The Next Generation.’ Find out more about her life and timeline.

BulgarianJanuary 9, 19891,430 views