|8th Prime Minister of Bulgaria|
10 July 1887 – 1 September 1887
|Preceded by||Vasil Radoslavov|
|Succeeded by||Stefan Stambolov|
31 May 1894 – 30 January 1899
|Succeeded by||Dimitar Grekov|
|Born||23 September 1853 O.S.
Plovdiv, Ottoman Empire
|Died||March 23, 1901
|Political party||Conservative Party (until 1894)
People's Party (1894-1901)
|Occupation||Doctor of Law|
Konstantin Stoilov (Bulgarian: Константин Стоилов) (23 September 1853 O.S. – 23 March 1901 O.S. ) was a leading Bulgarian politician and twice Prime Minister. Simeon Radev described him as the most European-like of all Bulgarian politicians.
A career politician with the Conservative Party, and later his own People's Party, he held a number of government portfolios including Foreign Minister, Law Minister and Interior Affairs Minister. His first reign as Prime Minister lasted only for a brief spell in 1887. He returned in 1894 to preside over a longer ministry, which was characterized by increasing toleration for the activities of the Internal Macedonian Revolutionary Organization as well as fairer treatment of the Jews (as a lawyer, Stoilov had successfully defended the Jews of Vratsa from allegations of blood libel in 1890). Stoilov's government faced a campaign of criticism from sections of the press as organised by his main political opponent Stefan Stambolov and as a consequence the Stoilov administration enacted legislation against Stambolov, notably sequestering his land for state use and abolishing the pensions paid to former government ministers. The Stoilov-led coalition remained in office until 1899 when a series of liberal administrations began. He remained an important figure in Bulgarian politics until his death.
- Profile of Stoilov
- HISTORY OF FREEMASONRY IN BULGARIA (Part I - from the First references to 1941)
- The Macedonian Issue
- Saving the Bulgarian Jews in World War II
- S.G. Evans, A Short History of Bulgaria, London, Lawrence and Wishart, 1960, p. 141
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