Vasil Levski

1837 - 1873

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Vasil Levski (Bulgarian: Васил Левски, spelled in old Bulgarian orthography as Василъ Львскій, pronounced [vɐˈsiɫ ˈlɛfski]), born Vasil Ivanov Kunchev (Васил Иванов Кунчев; 18 July 1837 – 18 February 1873), was a Bulgarian revolutionary who is, today, a national hero of Bulgaria. Dubbed the Apostle of Freedom, Levski ideologised and strategised a revolutionary movement to liberate Bulgaria from Ottoman rule. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Vasil Levski has received more than 532,951 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 46 in 2019). Vasil Levski is the 93rd most popular social activist (up from 125th in 2019), the 25th most popular biography from Bulgaria (up from 31st in 2019) and the most popular Bulgarian Social Activist.

Vasil Levski was a Bulgarian revolutionary who led a revolt against Ottoman rule in the late 19th century.

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Among social activists, Vasil Levski ranks 93 out of 840Before him are Amílcar Cabral, Betty Williams, Toussaint Louverture, Marinus van der Lubbe, Thomas Cranmer, and Jimmy Hoffa. After him are Kim Hyong-jik, Liu Xiaobo, Abdul Basit 'Abd us-Samad, Anneliese Michel, Harriet Tubman, and Susan B. Anthony.

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Among people born in 1837, Vasil Levski ranks 17Before him are Louis IV, Grand Duke of Hesse, Marie François Sadi Carnot, Adam Opel, Pedro V of Portugal, Ivan Kramskoi, and Paul Morphy. After him are John Newlands, Prince Philippe, Count of Flanders, Georges Ernest Boulanger, Ilia Chavchavadze, Queen Cheorin, and Rosalía de Castro. Among people deceased in 1873, Vasil Levski ranks 11Before him are Alessandro Manzoni, Caroline Augusta of Bavaria, Elisabeth Ludovika of Bavaria, John of Saxony, Alexandru Ioan Cuza, and Franz Xaver Winterhalter. After him are Amélie of Leuchtenberg, Louis Agassiz, Fyodor Tyutchev, Émile Gaboriau, Johns Hopkins, and Edward Bulwer-Lytton.

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In Bulgaria

Among people born in Bulgaria, Vasil Levski ranks 25 out of 415Before him are Saint Naum (830), Simeon Saxe-Coburg-Gotha (1937), Kaloyan of Bulgaria (1168), Hristo Stoichkov (1966), Sylvie Vartan (1944), and Tzvetan Todorov (1939). After him are Ivan Asen II of Bulgaria (1195), Ivan Shishman of Bulgaria (1350), Vlado Chernozemski (1897), Fritz Zwicky (1898), Christian Rakovsky (1873), and Rumen Radev (1963).


Among social activists born in Bulgaria, Vasil Levski ranks 1After him are Vlado Chernozemski (1897), Dimitrana Ivanova (1881), and Ekaterina Karavelova (1860).