1762 leto

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"1762 лето (1762 leto)"
Song by various artists
Publishedc. 1870 [1][2]
Lengthfrom 4:25 (Mizar version) to approx. 10:00[3]
Lyricist(s)Grigor Parlichev

'"1762 leto'" (Bulgarian: 1762 лето [xilˈjɑdɑ i sɛdɛmˈstɔtin ˈʃɛstdɛsɛt i vtɔro lɛto] or Bulgarian: Песен за унищожението на Охридската патриаршия, Macedonian: 1762 лето [ilˈjɑdɑ i sɛdɛmˈstɔtin ˈʃɛɛsɛt i ftɔro lɛto] or Macedonian: Песна за патрикот, English: The year of 1762) is a song written by Grigor Parlichev, a Bulgarian writer from Macedonia.

The song was originally published in the Bulgarian periodical science magazine "Collection of folklore, science and literature" in Sofia, Bulgaria (1894).[4]

The song describes the abolition of the Archbishopric of Ohrid, which took place in 1767, and the departure of its last archbishop Arsenius II from Ohrid. It was very popular in Macedonia, and especially in Ohrid, in the last decades of the nineteenth century.[5][6][7] It was first performed in Ohrid shortly after Parlichev's wedding c. 1870. According to Parlichev[1] and other contemporaries,[8] the song contributed more to the final victory of the Bulgarian movement in Macedonia against the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople than many of the previous efforts of the Bulgarians.

In 1953 the song is translated and published for the first time in Macedonian language by Todor Dimitrovski in "Avtobiografija; Serdarot, Skopje, 1953, Kočo Racin", to mark the 60th anniversary of his death.[9]

Numerous versions of the song have been recorded by Bulgarian and Macedonian performers over the years. Popular performances include those by the Macedonian folk band Ansambl Biljana in 1974 and the alternative band Mizar in 1991.[citation needed]


  1. ^ a b Grigor Parlichev. Autobiography, 1894, Sofia. (in Bulgarian)
  2. ^ Grigor Parlichev. Autobiography, 2004, Skopje. (in Macedonian)
  3. ^ Mitko Koljushevski and Venko Pasovski, Песна за патрикот on youtube
  4. ^ Gr. S. Parlichev. Autobiography. Collection of folklore, science and literature, book 11, 1894, page 346.
  5. ^ Ivan Snegarov. History of the Archbishopric of Ohrid, vol. 2. Sofia, 1932. (in Bulgarian)
  6. ^ Simeon Radev. Ранни спомени (Early Reminiscences), изд. къща Стрелец, Sofia, 1994. (in Bulgarian)
  7. ^ Evtim Sprostranov. About the Revival in the City of Ohrid. In: Сборникъ за Народни Умотворения, Наука и Книжнина, книга XIII, Sofia, 1896. (in Bulgarian)
  8. ^ Simeon Radev. Macedonia and the Bulgarian Revival in the 19th century. Sofia, 1918. (in French)
  9. ^ Поповски: Прличев не беше само поет, туку и полиглот и гениј (in Macedonian)

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