Andon Dimitrov

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Andon Dimitrov
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Born January 1867
Ayvatovo, Ottoman Empire
Died March 13, 1933 (1933-03-14) (aged 66)
Sofia, Bulgaria
Nationality Bulgarian

Andon Dimitrov - (Ayvatovo, today Liti, Greece - January 1867, Sofia, Bulgaria – March 13, 1933) (Bulgarian: Андон Димитров) was a Bulgarian[1] 19th-20th century revolutionary. He was among the founders of the Bulgarian Macedonian-Adrianople Revolutionary Committees.[2]

Biography[edit]

Dimitrov was born to a rich Bulgarian family in the village of Ayvatovo (now a part of the municipality of Mygdonia in Central Macedonia). He graduated from the Bulgarian Men's High School of Thessaloniki in 1889 and then he studied law in Istanbul. He wasn't able to complete his studies due to a disease. He returned to Thessaloniki and taught Turkish in his old high school from 1892-1897. He also taught Bulgarian in the local Turkish gymnasium.

On October 23, 1893 Dimitrov, together with Hristo Tatarchev, Dame Gruev, Ivan Hadzhinikolov, Petar Poparsov and Hristo Batandzhiev put the beginnings of what would later be known the Internal Macedonian-Adrianople Revolutionary Organization (IMARO). Andon Dimitrov was a member of the organization's central committee from its very beginning; he was re-elected in the committee in 1896.

After 1897 Dimitrov got a teaching in Bitola in 1897. In 1899 he continued his law education in University of Liège and graduated in 1901. He returned to Bitola in November 1901 and started a career as a lawyer, while at the same time continuing his participation in the leadership of IMARO. In November 1903, Andonov was appointed a principal of all Bulgarian schools in Prilep. Andonov continued his career in law in 1904, when he was voted a judge in the Bitola appellate court. After the Young Turk Revolution he participated in the creation of the Bulgarian Constitutional Clubs political party, being chozen as its leader in its inauguration congress.

Andon Dimitrov moved to Bulgaria in 1913 and started to work in Ministry of Justice, and later in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Religious Denominations. Later in his life he taught Turkish in the Bulgarian Commerce school in Istanbul. Andon Dimitrov died on March 13, 1933 in Sofia.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Д-р Христо Татарчев: Македонския въпрос, България, Балканите и Общността на Народите; Съставители - Цочо Билярски, Валентин Радев (Унив. Изд. „Св. Климент Охридски", 1996), Предговор 5-10 стр. (Bulgarian)
    In English: Doctor Hristo Tatarchev: The Macedonian question, the Balkans and the Community of Nations by Tsocho Bilyarski and Valentin Radev (SU "Sv Kliment Ohridski, 1996), Preface p. 5-10.
  2. ^ People in World History, ISBN 9780874365504, Susan K. Kinnell, ABC-CLIO, 1989, p. 164.