Kliment Boyadzhiev

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Kliment Boyadzhiev
Bulgaria General Boyadjiew.jpg
Born15 April 1861
Ohrid, Ottoman Empire
Died15 July 1933 (1933-07-16) (aged 72)
Sofia, Bulgaria
AllegianceBulgaria Bulgaria
Service/branchBulgaria war flag.png Bulgarian Army
Years of service1883–1916
RankLieutenant General
Commands heldForth Preslav Infantry Division
1st Bulgarian Army
Battles/warsLule Burgas
AwardsBulgarianWarTimeMeritRibbon.jpg Bg1osa.pngBg1omm.png POL Order Świętego Stanisława BAR.svg

Kliment Boyadzhiev (Bulgarian: Климент Бояджиев; 15 April 1861 – 15 July 1933) was a Bulgarian general during the Balkan Wars and First World War.

Born in Ohrid, he studied in an elementary school there. After the liberation of Bulgaria in 1878, he emigrated to Sofia. In 1883, he graduated from the Military School in Sofia and in 1895 graduated from the Military Academy in Torino, Italy with excellent marks.

During the successful Serbo-Bulgarian War in 1885, he was an aide-de-camp in the Western Corps quarters. He distinguished himself in the Battle of Lule Burgas during the First Balkan War as a commander of the Fourth Preslav Infantry Division. Between 22 August 1913 and 1 September 1913, Kliment Boyadzhiev was the Minister of War.

During the First World War, he commanded the 1st Army which achieved major successes against the Serbs in the Battles of Morava and the Kosovo. Boyadzhiev remained in that position until 25 September 1916, when he was replaced by Dimitar Geshov and went to the reserve. The general was awarded four Bulgarian medals for courage and bravery, as well as one Russian. After the war, between 1918 and 1923 he emigrated to Germany.

He was also an author of a relief map of Bulgaria in 1902.

Kliment Boyadzhiev died in Sofia in 1933.



  • Ташев, Ташо (1999). „Министрите на България 1879-1999“. София: АИ „Проф. Марин Дринов“ / Изд. на МО.
Political offices
Preceded by
Georgi Vazov
Minister of War
Succeeded by
Ivan Fichev
Military offices
Preceded by
Pravoslav Tenev
Chief of the General Staff
Succeeded by
Konstantin Zhostov