Vasil Levski

1837 - 1873

Vasil Levski

Vasil Levski (Bulgarian: Васил Левски, originally spelled Василъ Лѣвскій, pronounced [vɐˈsiɫ ˈlɛfski]), born Vasil Ivanov Kunchev (Васил Иванов Кунчев; 18 July 1837 – 18 February 1873), was a Bulgarian revolutionary and is a national hero of Bulgaria today. 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 295,115 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 111th most popular social activist.

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    Effective Languages (L*)

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Among social activists, Vasil Levski ranks 109 out of 426Before him are Frank Costello, Fra Dolcino, Judas of Galilee, Vlado Chernozemski, Georgy Gapon, and Mukhtar al-Thaqafi. After him are Sergey Nechayev, Andreas Hofer, Flora Tristan, Lal Bahadur Shastri, René Just Haüy, and Edward Snowden.

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Among people born in 1837, Vasil Levski ranks 19Before him are Cosima Wagner, Louis IV, Grand Duke of Hesse, Pedro V of Portugal, Ivan Kramskoi, Prince Philippe, Count of Flanders, and Georges Ernest Boulanger. After him are Rosalía de Castro, Émile Waldteufel, Stephanie of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen, Empress Dowager Ci'an, John Newlands, and Ilia Chavchavadze. Among people deceased in 1873, Vasil Levski ranks 12Before him are Caroline Augusta of Bavaria, John of Saxony, Elisabeth Ludovika of Bavaria, Alexandru Ioan Cuza, Franz Xaver Winterhalter, and Fyodor Tyutchev. After him are Amélie of Leuchtenberg, Louis Agassiz, Émile Gaboriau, Sheridan Le Fanu, José Antonio Páez, and Princess Charlotte of Württemberg.

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In Bulgaria

Among people born in Bulgaria, Vasil Levski ranks 32 out of 221Before him are Hristo Stoichkov (1966), Sylvie Vartan (1944), John of Rila (876), Ivan Asen II of Bulgaria (1195), Christian Rakovsky (1873), and Vlado Chernozemski (1897). After him are Boris Christoff (1914), Hristo Botev (1848), Zhelyu Zhelev (1935), Chernorizets Hrabar (890), Aleksandar Stamboliyski (1879), and Petar Mladenov (1936).


Among social activists born in Bulgaria, Vasil Levski ranks 2Before him are Vlado Chernozemski (1897).

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