Zhelyu Zhelev

1935 - 2015

Zhelyu Zhelev

Zhelyu Mitev Zhelev (Bulgarian: Желю Митев Желев; 3 March 1935 – 30 January 2015) was a Bulgarian politician and former dissident who served as the first non-Communist President of Bulgaria from 1989 to 1997, Zhelev was the most prominent figure of the 1989 Bulgarian Revolution, which ended the 35 year rule of President Todor Zhivkov. A member of the Union of Democratic Forces, he was elected as President by the 7th Grand National Assembly. Two years later, he won Bulgaria's first direct presidential elections. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Zhelyu Zhelev has received more than 81,837 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 3,918th most popular politician.

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Among politicians, Zhelyu Zhelev ranks 3,895 out of 14,801Before him are Ptolemy of Aloros, Rudolf II, Duke of Austria, Infanta Marie Anne of Portugal, Aristides Pereira, Emperor Yōmei, and Ingvar Carlsson. After him are Emperor Go-Shirakawa, Aaron Burr, Archduchess Eleanor of Austria, Artaphernes, Claudia Felicitas of Austria, and Habibullāh Kalakāni.

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Among people born in 1935, Zhelyu Zhelev ranks 56Before him are John G. Avildsen, David Prowse, Seiji Ozawa, France-Albert René, Lorenzo Bandini, and Masahito, Prince Hitachi. After him are Gnassingbé Eyadéma, Mirella Freni, Udo Lattek, Seymour Cassel, Pepe, and Elsa Martinelli. Among people deceased in 2015, Zhelyu Zhelev ranks 61Before him are Michele Ferrero, Yevgeny Primakov, Mathieu Kérékou, Kurt Masur, Maureen O'Hara, and Chandra Bahadur Dangi. After him are Fatema Mernissi, Ornette Coleman, Assia Djebar, Alfred G. Gilman, Udo Lattek, and Georges Wolinski.

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In Bulgaria

Among people born in Bulgaria, Zhelyu Zhelev ranks 35 out of 221Before him are Ivan Asen II of Bulgaria (1195), Christian Rakovsky (1873), Vlado Chernozemski (1897), Vasil Levski (1837), Boris Christoff (1914), and Hristo Botev (1848). After him are Chernorizets Hrabar (890), Aleksandar Stamboliyski (1879), Petar Mladenov (1936), Ivan Vazov (1850), Nicolai Ghiaurov (1929), and Ivan Shishman of Bulgaria (1350).

Among POLITICIANS In Bulgaria

Among politicians born in Bulgaria, Zhelyu Zhelev ranks 19Before him are Boris I of Bulgaria (828), Simeon Saxe-Coburg-Gotha (1937), Kubrat (605), Kaloyan of Bulgaria (1168), Ivan Asen II of Bulgaria (1195), and Christian Rakovsky (1873). After him are Aleksandar Stamboliyski (1879), Petar Mladenov (1936), Ivan Shishman of Bulgaria (1350), Kiril, Prince of Preslav (1895), Ivan Sratsimir of Bulgaria (1324), and Nikola Zhekov (1865).

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