Yordan Yovkov

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Birthday
9, 1880
Birthplace
Bulgaria
Death Date
Oct 15, 1937 (56)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
9, 1880
Birthplace
Bulgaria
Death Date
Oct 15, 1937 (56)

About

A 20th-century Bulgarian writer, he is best known for his 1927 story, Legends of Stara Planina, and for his 1927 play, Inn at Antimovo. Several of his works, including Shibil and Chastinyat Uchitel, were made into films.

Before Fame

He studied law at Sofia University before enlisting in the 41st division during the First Balkan War. His early works focused on village life; his post-war works were decidedly darker-themed.

Trivia

Several of his works were made into operas by composer Parashkev Hadjiev.

Family Life

He was born in Zheravna, Bulgaria. A dam in his native country, near the town of Elena, was named after him.

Associated With

Yovkov served as a border officer during World War I; Rayner Hoff also served in the war, as a member of the British Army.