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List of notable or famous poets from Bulgaria, with bios and photos, including the top poets born in Bulgaria and even some popular poets who immigrated to Bulgaria. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Bulgarian poets then this list is the perfect resource for you. These poets are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known poet from Bulgaria is included when available.

List includes Ivan Vazov, Pavel Tsvetkov, more.

This historic poets from Bulgaria list can help answer the questions "Who are some Bulgarian poets of note?" and "Who are the most famous poets from Bulgaria?" These prominent poets of Bulgaria may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Bulgarian poets.

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Elisaveta Bagryana, born Elisaveta Lyubomirova Belcheva, was a Bulgarian poet who wrote her first verses while living with her family in Veliko Tarnovo in 1907–08. She, along with Dora Gabe, is considered one as the "first ladies of Bulgarian womens' literature". ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 98 (1893-1991)

Birthplace: Sofia, Bulgaria

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Georgi Gospodinov is a poet, writer and playwright, one of the most translated Bulgarian authors after 1989. He has four poetry books awarded with national literary prizes. First of them, Lapidarium, won the National Debut Prize. Volumes of his selected poetry came out in German, Portugal, Czech, Macedonian. Gospodinov became internationally known by his Natural novel published in 21 languages, including English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, etc. The New Yorker described it as an “anarchic, experimental debut”, according to The Guardian, it is “both earthy and intellectual”, Le Courrier calls it “a machine for stories.” And Other Stories, collection of short stories, came out in German, ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 50

Birthplace: Yambol, Bulgaria

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Hristo Smirnenski is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Poets from Bulgaria
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Hristo Smirnenski, born as Hristo Izmirliev, was a Bulgarian poet and prose writer. His hometown was Kukush in Macedonia, Ottoman Empire, which had militant traditions and an enterprising population. Hristo was from a poor family, according to Tushe Daliivanov,a close relative and a writer Hristo`s father was important and admired man in Kukush before his political disagreements with the Greek authorities and eventually being put in prison and tortured because of his socialist views. At the 25th of October the First Balkan War started and the Bulgarian troops released Kukush.. But the joy of the people happened to be too short. After the victory of the Balkan allies disagreements arise and ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 25 (1898-1923)

Birthplace: Kilkis, Greece

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Ivan Vazov is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Poets from Bulgaria
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Ivan Minchov Vazov was a Bulgarian poet, novelist and playwright, often referred to as "the Patriarch of Bulgarian literature". He was born in Sopot, a town in the Rose Valley of Bulgaria. The works of Ivan Vazov reveal two historical epochs - the Bulgarian Renaissance and the Post-Liberation epoch. Ivan Vazov holds the highest honorary title of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences - Academician. He acted as Education and People Enlightenment Minister since September 7, 1897 till January 30th, 1899, representing the People's Party. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 71 (1850-1921)

Birthplace: Sopot, Yuzhen tsentralen, Bulgaria

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