Vasil Levski

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Birthday
18, 1837
Birthplace
Karlovo, Bulgaria
Death Date
Feb 18, 1873 (35)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
18, 1837
Birthplace
Karlovo, Bulgaria
Death Date
Feb 18, 1873 (35)

About

Bulgarian war hero who strategised a revolutionary movement to liberate Bulgaria from Ottoman rule. He founded the Internal Revolutionary Organisation.

Before Fame

He studied homespun tailoring as a local craftsman's apprentice in Karlovo.

Trivia

He has had several institutions in Bulgaria named in his honor including the football club PFC Levski Sofia and the Vasil Levski National Sports Academy.

Family Life

He grew up with two older brothers, Hristo and Peter and an older sister, Yana; another sister died during childhood.

Associated With

Like him, Yane Sandanski is a war hero from Bulgaria.