Hristo Botev

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Birthday
6, 1848
Birthplace
Kalofer, Bulgaria
Death Date
Jun 1, 1876 (28)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
6, 1848
Birthplace
Kalofer, Bulgaria
Death Date
Jun 1, 1876 (28)

About

Poet and revolutionary regarded as a Bulgarian national hero. His numerous poems include "To My First Love," "St. George's Day," and "In the Tavern."

Before Fame

He attended high school in Odessa and began his teaching and writing careers in 1865. His early poems include "To My Mother" and "To My Brother."

Trivia

He was a Bulgarian nationalist who spoke out against the Ottoman Empire.

Family Life

He was married to a woman named Veneta, and he had a daughter and a stepson.

Associated With

He and Edmund Waller were both politically-active poets.