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 […]
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 […]
Ivan Kolchev Kalpazanov chooses the place for his factory nearby the Yantra river, in close proximity to Bichkinya village, 3 kilometers far away from the town. Inauguration takes place on November 13th.,1882, during the Christmas Shrovetide, before thousands of people. All day long, machines had been weaving wool, colored in Bulgarian flag colors and the […]
„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 […]
Dear Gabrovians and guests of the city, you are very welcome on September 21st., (Friday) at the projection of the film “The Boldness to be First” after the life and achievements of one of the first builders of Gabrovian industry, being also famous as the King of Electricity – Ivan Hadzhiberov. Starting hour is 8 […]
Today 107 years are fulfilled since the death of Hristo Rachov Bobchev – the founder of the second Gabrovian factory “Alexander I”.
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