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
|Nina Dobrev||January 9, 1989||Bulgarian, Canadian||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.|
|Hristo Stoichkov||February 8, 1966||Bulgarian||Hristo Stoichkov is a retired Bulgarian international footballer|
|Georgi Ivanov||July 2, 1940||Bulgarian||Georgi Ivanov is the first Bulgarian astronaut|
|Krisia Todorova||April 1, 2004||Bulgarian||Krisia Todorova is a Bulgarian child singer, music writer, and composer|
|Stefka Kostadinova||March 25, 1965||Bulgarian||Stefka Kostadinova is a former Bulgarian athlete and the reigning world record holder in the women’s high jump|
|Hristo Botev||January 6, 1848||Bulgarian||Hristo Botev was a Bulgarian poet and revolutionary|
|Elin Pelin||July 8, 1877||Bulgarian||Elin Pelin was a Bulgarian novelist|
|Peyo Yavorov||January 1, 1878||Bulgarian||Peyo Yavorov was a Bulgarian romantic poet|
|Yane Sandanski||May 18, 1872||Bulgarian||Yane Sandanski was one among the leaders of the ‘Internal Macedonian-Adrianople Revolutionary Organization’|
|Dora Gabe||August 26, 1886||Bulgarian||The eminent poetess is known for her translations as well as original works like ‘Spring’, which are still taught in Bulgaria|