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Famous Bulgarians

People listed are almost always native to the country. We do (on occasion) include those that have either lived within the country for most of their adult life, or have made a significant contribution to the countrs in their personal endeavors.

L - O

  • Georgi Lozanov psychiatrist, educator
  • Andrey Lukanov politician
  • Georgi Manev physicist
  • Krasimir "Big Margin" Marinov mafia boss
  • Stefan Marinov physicist
  • Tereza Marinova athlete, Olympic medalist
  • Nikolay Kolev-Michmana television journalist
  • Nadezhda Mihailova politician
  • Dimitar Mihalchev philosopher, sociologist
  • Leda Mileva author
  • Marco Mincoff professor, scholar
  • Theodor Morov biologist
  • Hristo Mutachiev actor
  • Stoyanka Mutafova actress
  • Georgi Nadjakov physicist, discovered external photo effect
  • Nikola Obreshkov mathematician
  • Georgi Obretenov revolutionary
  • Nikola Obretenov revolutionary
  • Tonka Obretenova revolutionary
  • Omurtag former great khan
  • Dimiter Orahovats physiologist
P
  • Georgi Parvanov president of Bulgaria
  • Solomon Pasi politician
  • Dimitar Paskov chemist
  • Isaac Passy philosopher
  • Elin Pelin author
  • Angel Penchev neurologist
  • Peter Petroff inventor, engineer
  • Ivailo Petrov author
  • Petar Popyordanov actor
  • Hristo Prodanov mountaineer
R
  • Muravey Radev politician
  • Vulo Radev film director
  • Yordan Radichkovauthor, playwright
  • Vasil Radoslavov politician, former prime minister
  • Silvena Rowe chef, food writer
S
  • Yane Sandanski revolutionary
  • Boris Sarafov revolutionary
  • Dimitar Sasselov astronomer
  • Blagovest Sendov mathematician, politician
  • Sevar former ruler
  • Leubomir Sharlandjiev theater, cinema director
  • Ivan Shishman former tsar
  • Naum Shopov actor
  • Todor Shopov author
  • Volen Siderov politician
  • Simeon the Great former ruler
  • Petar Slabakov actor
  • Pencho Slaveykov poet
  • Smilets former emperor
  • Stefan Sofiyanski former interim prime minister
  • Ivan Stratsimir former emperor
  • Aleksander Stamboliyski former prime minister
  • Stefan Stambolov politician, former prime minister
  • Antoaneta Stefanova chess grandmaster
  • Petar Stoyanov former president
  • Zahari Stoyanov revolutionary, author
  • Anton Strashimirov author
  • Stanislav Stratiev playwright, screenwriter, author
  • Edvin Sugarev poet
T - U
  • Vasile Tarlev politician
  • Tzvetan Todorov philosopher, author
  • Elka Todorova social psychologist
  • Toktu former ruler
  • Veselin Topalov chess grandmaster
  • Filip Totyu revolutionary
  • Milen Tsvetkov television host, journalist
  • Stefan Tzanev author
  • Umor former ruler
V - Z
  • Ralitsa Vassileva television anchorwoman
  • Ivan Vazov author, poet, playwright
  • Zhan Videnov former prime minister
  • Vinekh former ruler
  • Kamen Vodenicharov actor
  • Nikolay Volev film director, actor
  • Petar Volgin journalist
  • Panayot Volov revolutionary
  • Vladimir Yanchev film director
  • Elena Yoncheva journalist, television correspondent
  • Stoyan Zaimov revolutionary
  • Eduard Zakhariev film director
  • Zhelyu Zhelev politician, former president
  • Binka Zhelyazkova film director
  • Todor Zhivkov politician
  • Ansen Zlatarov chemist
  • Vasil Zlatarski historian, archaeologist, epigraphist

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This page was last updated on April 7, 2017.