Milan Arsov

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Milan Arsov
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Salonica, Ottoman Empire

Milan Arsov (Bulgarian: Милан Арсов) was a Bulgarian revolutionary - anarchist, member of Gemidziite and one of the assassins in Thessaloniki. In the Republic of Macedonia he is considered Macedonian.


Milan Arsov was born in Oraovec, in the Kosovo Vilayet of the Ottoman Empire (present-day Republic of Macedonia). He studied in the Bulgarian gymnasium in Thessaloniki "Sts. Cyril and Methodius"[1] and Bitola Bulgarian Exarchate gymnasium but did not graduate it.[2]

In Thessaloniki he joined the anarchist brotherhood, called the Gemidzii and became part of it. As such he participated in assassinations in Salonika in 1903. On April 15, 1903 Dimitar Mechev, Ilija Trachkov and Milan Arsov detonated the railway line Thessaloniki - Istanbul. The blast damaged several cars and the locomotive, but the passengers ware not hurt. The next day Arsov threw a bomb in front of the hotel "Alhambra". Arsov was one of four survivors from the Gemidzhii, who were put on trial from a military court. Along with Pavel Shatev, Georgi Bogdanov and Marko Boshnakov they were sentenced to death, but his sentence was commuted to life imprisonment and he along with other assassins had been sent to Fezzan in Sahara.

He died of tuberculosis on June 8, 1908 in Murzuk,[3][4] but his skull was returned to Macedonia by Pavel Shatev and Georgi Bogdanov.

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