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Vasil Levski (Vasil Ivanov Kunchev)
Vasi Levski is the most honored Bulgarian revolutionary and a national hero.
Birth Place Levski`s real name was Vasil Ivanov Kunchev. He was born on 18 July [6 July] 1837 in the town of Karlovo.
Take a look in his birth house!
Family Levski's parents were Ivan Kunchev and Gina Kuncheva. He also had two younger brothers, Hristo and Petar, and an older sister, Yana.
Gina Kuncheva (mother) Yana Kuncheva (sister) Hristo Kunchev (brother) (in the center)
Early life Levski began his education at a school in Karlovo. In 1855, his uncle Vasil – archimandrite and envoy of the Hilandar monastery – took him as an apprentice.
the Sopot monastery
First steps in the revolutionary work It wasn’t too long, until Levski realized that the monk`s life wasn’t for him. So in the spring of 1862 he left for the Serbian capit Belgrade.
There he joined the First Bulgarian Legion.
Levski and his comrades in the Legion
Work in Romania Levski finished his education in the Legion and left for Romania, where he developed his revolutionary plans. There he worked with other fighters for freedom like Hristo Botev and Luben Karavelov.
Bulgarian tours Revolver and a knife, crossed over The Bible.
Internal Revolutionary Organisation Vasil Levski spent more than three years establishing a wide network of secret committees in Bulgarian cities and villages called Internal Revolutionary Organisation.
Capture Levski was finally captured on the morning of nearby the village inn in Kakrina
The last days Levski was sent to Sofia on 4 January, where he was taken to trial.
The Execution The sentence was carried out on 18 February 1873 in Sofia.
Personal items Although the location of Levski`s grave has not been determined, some of his hair is on exhibit at the National Museum of Military History.
Vevski`s silver cross and copper water vessel
His revolver and sword
Interesting facts His personality was met under different false names - Djingibi (The Daemon), The Deacon and the most famous - The Apostle of Freedom.
If I win - I win for all our people, If I lose - I lose only myself. It's deeds we need, not words. We are to have one flag, and on it the words: Holy and Pure Republic