Stefan Panaretov (Bulgarian: Стефан Панаретов) or Stephen Panaretoff (October 4, 1853 - October 19, 1931) was a prominent Bulgarian diplomat, academician and professor at Robert College, an independent private high school in Turkey.
Diplomat and lecturer
From the summer of 1918, Panaretov was the only official diplomatic representative of a member country of the Triple Alliance who continued his work in the capital of the United States. Panaretov resigned his post in 1925. Rather than return to Bulgaria, Panaretov and his wife stayed in Washington so he could give lectures at George Washington University.
After Panaretov's death, the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences received a bequest from his estate of approximately 2.5 million lev. The Academy built a library and reading room that was named in his honor.
- Panaretoff, Stephen (1922). Near Eastern Affairs and Conditions (1 ed.). New York: Macmillan. Retrieved 29 March 2016 – via Internet Archive.
- Bulgaria and Her Neighbors : An Historic Presentation of the Background of the Balkan Problem, One of the Basic Issues of the World-War (1 ed.). New York: Mail and Express Job Print. 1917. Retrieved 7 June 2016 – via Hathi Trust Digital Library. and via Internet Archive
- Washburn, George (1909). Fifty Years in Constantinople and Recollections of Robert College (1 ed.). Boston & New York: Houghton Mufflin Company. p. 90. Retrieved 7 June 2016 – via Internet Archive.
- "Reception of the First Minister of Bulgaria to the US" in United States Department of State / Papers relating to the Foreign Relations of the United States with the Address of the President to Congress, December 8, 1914 (1914) via http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1711.dl/FRUS
- Pundeff, Marin (1989). "Stefan Panaretov and Bulgarian-American Relations". Bulgarian Historical Review. 17 (3): 18–41. Archived from the original on May 4, 2004.