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Vazov, Ivan

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Born: 1850 AD
Died: 1921 AD, at 71 years of age.

Nationality: Bulgarian
Categories: Poets

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1850 - Born on June 27th in Sopot, Vazovgrad, Bulgaria.

1874 - He joined the struggle for his country's independence from the Ottoman Empire.

1875 - He returned to Sopot where he became a member of the local revolutionary committee.

1876-1877 - He started writing his famous poems with Botev and some other Bulgarian emigrants in Romania. He published his first work, Priaporetz and Gusla, followed by "Bulgaria's Sorrows".

1878 - Bulgaria regained its independence as a result of the Russo-Turkish War, and Vazov wrote the famous Epic of the Forgotten.

         - He became the editor of the political reviews "Science" and "Dawn." He was, however, forced into exile once again, this time to Odessa, because of the persecution of the russophile political faction.
1889 - He moved to Sofia where he started publishing the review Dennitsa.

1893 - Vazov's novel Under the Yoke, which depicts the Ottoman oppression of Bulgaria, is the most famous piece of classic Bulgarian literature and has been translated in over 30 languages.

1897 - Bulgarian education minister.

1921 - Died on September 22nd in Sofia, Bulgaria.

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