Gavril Krastevich

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Gavril Krastevich
Gavril Krastevich General Governor 2.jpg
Governor General of Eastern Rumelia
In office
16 May 1884 – 18 September 1885
Preceded by Alexander Bogoridi
Succeeded by Alexander I of Bulgaria
Personal details
Born (1813-04-05)5 April 1813
Kotel, Ottoman Empire (now in Bulgaria)
Died 17 July 1910(1910-07-17) (aged 88)
Constantinople, Ottoman Empire (now Istanbul, Turkey)

Gavril Krastevich (Bulgarian: Гаврил Кръстевич) was a Bulgarian politician and historian, and the first translator of Benjamin Franklin into Bulgarian. He was born in Kotel in 1813.[1]

He was Governor General of Eastern Rumelia between 1884 and 1885 when it was part of the Ottoman Empire.[2] Krastevich died in Istanbul on 16 November 1898.

Honorary member of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.


  1. ^ Wikisource-logo.svg Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Bulgaria/Language". Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. 
  2. ^ See Hertslet, Edward (1891), "Turkish Firman approving Gabriel Pasha Crestovitch as Governor-General of Eastern Roumelia, 16 May 1884", The Map of Europe by Treaty; which have taken place since the general peace of 1814. With numerous maps and notes, IV (1875-1891) (First ed.), London: Her Majesty's Stationery Office, p. 2777, retrieved 2013-01-12