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За пътуванията на Г. С. Раковски
On the Travelling of G. S. Rakovsky

Author(s): Veselin Traykov
Subject(s): History
Published by: Институт за исторически изследвания - Българска академия на науките

Summary/Abstract: The Ottoman rule over the Bulgarian People deprived them of normal living conditions. They often left their homes driven by the need to find better life even outside their motherland. Among them some real travelers stood out. But the figure of Georgi Stoikov Rakovsky – the founder of the Bulgarian National Liberation Movement was the most emblematically distinguished one. His agitated life kept him on the move. He traveled all over his homeland and Wallachia, he reached the Mediterranean Sea and distant Marseille, traveled over the Austrian Empire, Southern Russia, Serbia and Greece. He crossed the Adriatic and then went back to Wallachia, Moldavia, Bessarabia, Oltenia, one more time to Bucharest and along the Danube until the day of his death on the 9th of October 1867 in the Romanian capital of Bucharest. On the background of these ceaseless strolls the article examines the agitated public activities of Rakovsky in the field of the revolutionary struggles, education and science. It traces his numerous contacts with prominent Bulgarians, with leaders of neighbouring countries, diplomats, Bulgarian and foreign eminent functionaries – always in a feverish search for ways to secure the free future and progress for his own people.

  • Issue Year: 2006
  • Issue No: 1-2
  • Page Range: 582-595
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: Bulgarian