57 Years Since Death of Dimitar Hristov Penchev

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Dimitar Penchev was born in the Gabrovo village of Boynovtsi. His father was the first cousin of Nikola Voynovski, a subleader in Hristo Botev’s detachment. Dimitar Penchev completed only the third grade at school (present 7th). He started working for his uncle Tsviatko Boynovski – a slippers producer, and in 1918 married his daughter Rayna. […]

107 Years Since Foundation of the First Cotton – Fabrics Factory “ Prince Cyril “

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Founder of the cotton-fabrics industry in Gabrovo is considered the group of traders and industrialists, who had raised the first cotton-fabrics joint stock company “Prince Cyril” on February 6th.,1912. First shareholders and founders of this cotton-weaving workshop are St. Chitakov, D. Boynovski, Georgievi Brothers, Christo and Ivan Bulgarievi and Iliya Poundev. The factory, built by […]

Would You Like to Become a Formula 1 Pilot

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One Ferrari colored in red and a futuristic installation are the two new devices of the Interactive Museum of Industry /IMI/ in Gabrovo. After the donation of F1 Racing Simulator made by Gabrovian “RSeat” company in 2018 to the museum, Municipality of Gabrovo had invested in the necessary technology equipment in order that the mission […]

160 Years Since the Birth of Ivan Hadzhiberov

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This December we commemorate 160 years since the birth of Ivan Hadzhiberov. He was born in December 1858 in Gabrovo. Hadzhiberov is among the first builders of Gabrovian industry and is famous for lots of Gabrovian innovations. Known as one of the most aggressive managers in the town, called “Gabrovian Japanese” and later pronounced himself […]

143 Years Since the Birth of Iliya Ilev

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Iliya Ilev is a donator and industrialist. Born on December 10th., 1875 in the village of Kryakovtsi in a poor family, he studied two years in an elementary school. He shows signs of entrepreneurship, diligence and thrift. In 1907 Ilev founds a spinning workshop. In partnership he founds a factory – “Badashtnost” Ltd., where in […]

106 Years Since the Death of Hristo Konkilev

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Hristo Kolchev Konkilev was born in Gabrovo in 1848. His father died since his youth. He had graduated the school of Gabrovo, and after that he went to Robert College for one year. In 1872 he founded a workshop for woolen braiding in Gabrovo. Hating the oppressors, he and Hristo Topuzanov, together with some intelligent […]

145 Years Since The Birth of Pencho Semov

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„I had appeared poor and had created all life long, had struggled and won. My work is visible. I’ve been a teacher, without being a pedagogue. I’m rich, without being selfish. I’m a social person, without being a socialist. I’ve been working with inspiration, without being a poet”. Being named “ The Bulgarian Rockefeller”, Pencho […]