Dimitar Popgeorgiev

Dimitar Popgeorgiev Berovski (1840, Berovo, Ottoman Empire – 1907, Kyustendil, Kingdom of Bulgaria) was a Bulgarian[1][2] revolutionary from Macedonia. He is considered an ethnic Macedonian by historians from the Republic of Macedonia.

He studied in Odessa where he met Georgi Sava Rakovski and fell under his influence. Later Berovski participated in Bulgarian legion in Belgrade. Then he worked as a Bulgarian teacher in Macedonia. For his anti - Greek Orthodox Church policy Berovski was jailed. For a brief period he became adherent of the Bulgarian Greek Catholic Church.[3] Later he emigrated in Istambul and became one of the members of the Bulgarian Exarchate.[4] In 1876 Berovski was one of the leaders of Razlovtsi uprising. Also he participated in the Russo-Turkish War (1877–1878) and was leader of Kresna-Razlog Uprising uprising.

Berovski as Bulgarian officer

Later he was authorized to telegraph to Constituent Bulgarian Parliament versus the signing of the Treaty of Berlin and in maintenance of Unification of Bulgaria and to represent Bulgarians from Macedonia on its sessions.[5] After that he еmigrated in Bulgaria and worked as Bulgarian police officer and district governor[6] in Kyustendil, Tsaribrod and Radomir. Berovski took part in the Bulgarian unification and in the Serbo-Bulgarian War in 1885. Later he supported Internal Macedonian-Adrianople Revolutionary Organization (IMARO). Some of his personal belongings are kept in the monastery “St Archangel Michael” which serves as the city museum of Berovo.[7]

See also


  1. ^ Писмо на Димитър Беровски от Кюстендил — внук на Димитър Попгеоргиев Беровски, изпратено до редакцията на в. „Поглед”, с молба да бъде публикувано, да сподели с читателите на вестника неговите огорчения от определен кръг скопски автори, присвоили си правото да бъдат национални прекръстители на неговото семейство [1]
  2. ^ Гоцев, Славе. Национално-революционни борби в Малешево и Пиянец 1860–1912, София 1988, с. 26
  3. ^ Д. Дойнов, Националнореволюционните борби в Югозападна България през 60-те и 70-те години на XIX век, С., 1976, с. 102.
  4. ^ ТРИДЕСЕТ ГОДИНИ НАЗАД - Исторически записки по първото македонско въстание през 1876 г. Коте Попстоянов (Съставител Бойко Киряков, Издателство на Отечествения Фронт, София, 1988)[2]
  5. ^ Credentials for the participation of Bulgarians from Macedonia in the Constituent Assembly of the Principality [3]
  6. ^ Регионален исторически музей - Кюстендил
  7. ^ "Living Heritage". 2007-09-11. http://www.zivonasledstvo.org.mk/project.asp?p=28. Retrieved 2007-09-11. 

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