Русская версия Българска версия
About Bulgaria
printer friendly version Plovdiv region Bulgaria MapChoose on map

Stamboliyski

Post code: 4210
Intl dial code: +359 339

Alexander Stamboliyski


Alexander Stamboliyski (March 1, 1879 - June 14, 1923) was the prime minister and virtual dictator of Bulgaria from 1918 until 1923. Stamboliyski was a member of the Agrarian Union, a movement which was not allied to the monarchy, and edited their newspaper. Opposed to the country's participation in the Balkan War and its support for the Central Powers during World War I, he was court martialed and sentenced to life in prison in 1915.

In 1918, with the defeat of Bulgaria in the war, Boris III toppled King Ferdinand and released Stamboliyski from prison. He joined the government in January, 1919, and was appointed prime minister on October 14 of that year. On March 20, 1920, the Agrarian Union won national elections and Stamboliyski was confirmed as prime minister.

During his term in office, Stamboliyski took the unpopular measures of complying with the terms of Bulgaria's surrender. Though popular with the peasants, this antagonized the middle class and military. He was ousted in a military coup on June 9, 1923, and attempted to flee the country, but was captured by rebels and killed.



traveller's forum
No opinions





We've tried to make the information on this web site as accurate as possible, but it is provided 'as is' and we accept no responsibility for any loss, injury or inconvenience sustained by anyone resulting from this information. You should verify critical information (like visas, health and safety, customs and transportation) with the relevant authorities before you travel.


Journey Bulgaria Personalities | Stamboliyski - Alexander Stamboliyski - Stamboliyski, Plovdiv region information, Stamboliyski photos, travel to Stamboliyski, Bulgaria, accommodation in hotels in Stamboliyski, Bulgaria; lodging in Stamboliyski, Plovdiv region.
В© 2000-2017 Journey.bg. All rights reserved.