List of Famous people born in Sliven Province, Bulgaria

Julia Kristeva

First Name Julia
Last Name Kristeva
Born on June 24, 1941 (age 83)

Julia Kristeva is a Bulgarian-French philosopher, literary critic, semiotician, psychoanalyst, feminist, and, most recently, novelist, who has lived in France since the mid-1960s. She is now a professor emeritus at the University Paris Diderot. The author of more than 30 books, including Powers of Horror, Tales of Love, Black Sun: Depression and Melancholia, Proust and the Sense of Time, and the trilogy Female Genius, she has been awarded Commander of the Legion of Honor, Commander of the Order of Merit, the Holberg International Memorial Prize, the Hannah Arendt Prize, and the Vision 97 Foundation Prize, awarded by the Havel Foundation.

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Gavril Krastevich

First Name Gavril
Born on November 30, 1816
Died on November 16, 1898 (aged 81)

Gavril Krastevich was a Bulgarian politician and historian, and the first translator of Benjamin Franklin into Bulgarian. He was born in Kotel in 1817.

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Krassimir Avramov

First Name Krassimir
Born on November 5, 1972 (age 51)

Krassimir Ivanov Avramov born November 5, 1972 in Sliven, Bulgaria is a singer and songwriter.

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Nedelcho Beronov

First Name Nedelcho
Born on July 22, 1928
Died on July 4, 2015 (aged 86)

Nedelcho Krumov Beronov was a Bulgarian jurist, right-wing politician and Constitutional Court chairman, as well as a presidential candidate in the 2006 presidential elections.

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Yordan Letchkov

First Name Yordan
Last Name Letchkov
Born on July 9, 1967 (age 57)
Height 178 cm | 5'10

Yordan Letchkov is a former Bulgarian footballer. He is generally regarded as one of the best players to come out of Bulgaria and was a key member of the squad which reached the semi-finals of the 1994 World Cup Finals. Known to many as "The Magician", Letchkov was a gifted player who could play as a central midfielder or on the left side of midfield, and he was easily recognizable for his baldness. He was best known for his dribbling ability. However, his career was often adversely affected by his moody nature and the numerous arguments and fallings-out he had with fellow players and managers. He was the mayor of his home town for eight years, but was removed from duty due to corruption.

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Christian Rakovsky

First Name Christian
Last Name Rakovsky
Died on September 11, 1941

Christian Georgievich Rakovsky was a Bulgarian-born socialist revolutionary, a Bolshevik politician and Soviet diplomat; he was also noted as a journalist, physician, and essayist. Rakovsky's political career took him throughout the Balkans and into France and Imperial Russia; for part of his life, he was also a Romanian citizen.

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Georgi Rakovski

Съби Стойков Попович
First Name Georgi
Last Name Rakovski
Born on April 14, 1821
Died on October 9, 1867 (aged 46)

Georgi Stoykov Rakovski, known also Georgi Sava Rakovski, born Sabi Stoykov Popovich, was a 19th-century Bulgarian revolutionary, freemason, writer and an important figure of the Bulgarian National Revival and resistance against Ottoman rule.

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Yordan Minchev

First Name Yordan
Last Name Minchev
Born on October 17, 1998 (age 25)

Yordan Dinkov Minchev is a Bulgarian professional basketball player for Levski Lukoil of the NBL. Standing at 2.03 m he plays both the shooting guard and small forward positions.

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Dimitar Ganev

First Name Dimitar
Born on October 28, 1898
Died on April 20, 1964 (aged 65)

Dimitar Varbanov Ganev was a Bulgarian communist politician. He became the Chairman of the Presidium of the National Assembly of Bulgaria on 30 November 1958, shortly after the death of Georgi Damyanov, and served in that capacity until his own death on 20 April 1964.

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