Petko Slaveykov

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Birthday
17, 1827
Birthplace
Bulgaria
Death Date
Jul 1, 1895 (67)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
17, 1827
Birthplace
Bulgaria
Death Date
Jul 1, 1895 (67)

About

Bulgarian poet, author, translator, and folklore anthologist who is known for "Izvorat na Belonogata" and other poems. During the 1860s, he published two compilations of Bulgarian folk songs.

Before Fame

He was the son of a Tarnovo coppersmith. Sadly, his mother died during his birth.

Trivia

His revolutionary political views and activities led to his arrest and ended his teaching career.

Family Life

He had eight children, two of whom became politicians and one of whom was a poet.

Associated With

His patriotic and lyrical poems were influenced by the work of Alexander Pushkin.