Aleko Konstantinov

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Birthday
1, 1863
Birthplace
Bulgaria
Death Date
May 11, 1897 (34)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
1, 1863
Birthplace
Bulgaria
Death Date
May 11, 1897 (34)

About

A Bulgarian author famous for creating the popular "Bay Ganyo" character, he is also known for his 1894 work To Chicago and Back.

Before Fame

He studied law at Odessa University and served in the court system in Sofia before publishing his first novel.

Trivia

He was accidentally assassinated; the bullet was meant for his politician friend.

Family Life

He was born in Svishtov, Bulgaria, and he died near the city of Radilovo.

Associated With

He and Elin Pelin both wrote literary works that addressed the modernization of Bulgaria.