Ivan Vazov

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Birthday
27, 1850
Birthplace
Sopot, Bulgaria
Death Date
Sep 22, 1921 (71)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
27, 1850
Birthplace
Sopot, Bulgaria
Death Date
Sep 22, 1921 (71)

About

Bulgarian poet, playwright, and novelist whose best-known works include Under the Yoke and Songs of Macedonia. His most famous work, Epic of the Forgotten, deals with the aftermath of the Bulgarian struggle for independence from the Ottoman Empire.

Before Fame

He attended Naiden Gerov's school, where he first began writing poetry.

Trivia

The Bulgarian national theatre and national library were both named in his honor.

Family Life

He was born and raised in Sopot, in the Rose Valley of Bulgaria. He was the son of grocer Mincho Vazov.

Associated With

Vazov and Kira Muratova both spent time in Odessa.