85 Years Since the Death of Ivan Hadzhiberov

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Ivan Ivanov Hadzhiberov was among the first builders of industrial Gabrovo. He was born in December 1858, in Gabrovo. Ceased his study up to second class, started work and during the Liberation War he had enrolled a volunteer. In 1885 he took part in the Serbian-Bulgarian War. For a certain period he was a trader […]

134 Years Since the Birth of Lalyo Metev

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Lalyo Metev is a son of Hristo Metev Hristov – slippers maker. He was born on February 28th ,1885. After graduation of Aprilov’s High School he had graduated a philosophy faculty in Zagreb, faculty in west literature in Geneva, faculty in Slavonic literature at the Sofia University. He was a chief shareholder at “ Saedinenie […]

78 Years Since the Death of Iliya Ilev Nedkov

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Ilev is born in 1875 in the family of a famous kin from the region of Bichkinya. The family has many members – three brothers, two sisters and two dead children – twins. He started his apprenticeship since his childhood. Ilev studied for two years only in an elementary village school. He saved some money […]

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 […]