After Paisius of Hilendar, Sophronius of Vratsa was, chronologically speaking, the second most important figure of the Bulgarian national revival, an enlightener of the people and a church hierarchy.
Dominating Eastern and East-Central Europe from the second half of the first millennium AD onwards, the Slavs in the course of their long history have several times tried to (partially) form political and/or cultural unities. Especially during the nineteenth century (the age of Romanticism and national ‘revivals’) the ethnic characteristic of ‘being a Slav’ was put forward, both sincerely and rhetorically, as the main principle for movements such as Central/Eastern Europe-wide Pan-Slavism and Russian Slavophilia.
An outstanding figure of the South Slavic national revival, widely known in the Orthodox Slavic world, a Serbian writer, poet, translator, historiographer and author of the famous The History of different Slavic people primarily of the Bulgarians, Croats and Serbs.
Petar II Petrovich Negosh (in Montenegr. – Petar Petrovič Negoš) is outstanding Montenegrin and Serbian poet and statesman of the first half of the 19th century, a bright representative of South Slavic romanticism.
1830 – January 7, 1862
Bulgarian poet, publicist, translator, folklorist – collector of folk songs; author, together with his brother Dimitar Miladinov, of the collection Bulgarian Folk Songs, published in Zagreb, 1861.
1810 – January 23, 1877
Bulgarian Renaissance educator, writer, translator, folklorist, teacher. One of the first Bulgarians educated in Odessa education in the 19th century and a participant in the Odessa literary circle. Champion of the development of modern Bulgarian education.
1829 – April 25, 1854
Described as the first folklorist, translator and poetess during the Bulgarian Revival Period. One of the outstanding representatives of the Bulgarian intelligentsia in the 19th century. She published poetry and translation literature in periodicals.
1722 – 1794
Gregory Skovoroda is an outstanding Ukrainian writer, philosopher and educator who created the original doctrine of the “three worlds.” He was born into a Cossack family in the Poltava region. With a break he studied at the Kiev Mogila Academy, where St. George of Konis was one of his teachers.
A writer and traveler who traveled half the world, a provincial intellectual with revolutionary views, a famous non-academic Slav of the 19th century, a “dragoman” (interpreter) for the Russian mission in Montenegro, and the founder of Montenegrin archeology.
Юрий (Юрай) Крижанич, Мавро Орбини и Людевит Гай по интересен начин отразяват съвременното им познание за русите и руския език, тяхното място сред другите славянски народи.
През Българското възраждане славянската идея се оформя като необходим и продуктивен модел за утвърждаване и приобщаване на българското минало към културно-историческото наследство на славянската общност.
Bulgarian writer, folklorist, ethnographer, linguist, publisher, teacher, bibliographer, compiler of one of the first Bulgarian folklore collections; active ecclesiastic activity against Phanariotes.
Български книжовник и просветен деец, историк, медиевист, действителен член на Императорското общество за история и старини в Москва (1846), действителен член на Одеското общество за история и старини (1862).
May 27, 1833–July 15, 1896
Bulgarian enlightener, man-of-letters and prominent publicist during the Revival Period, author of a number of textbooks, books, articles, plays; with his translations he promotes West European and Russian literature.
1797 - 1854
Тhe first Albanian educator, one of the founders of the national movement in Albania, an ideologue of Albanian education who made a great contribution to the protection and development of Orthodox culture in his country.
1850 – 1921
Ivan Vazov was a Bulgarian poet, prose writer, playwright, whose works have been translated into 52 world languages. Honorary Member of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (1921), Honorary Doctor of Philology, Sofia University (1921).
The first professional Slovenian writer, classic, novelist, playwright, journalist, critic and poet. He was the author of 30 books: nine novels, a range of novellas and collections of fiction, dramatic plays and comedies, a central figure of Slovenian modernism.
One of the first representatives of women’s emancipation in the Balkans, Bosnian educator, founder of the first school for girls in Bosna, polyglot, first female Bosnian author of a historical review on Bosnia.
Поет, пътешественик, дипломат и масон. Личната му съдба е доста интересна и все още не съвсем изследвана За живота му няма достатъчно съхранени факти; има данни за връзките му с поетическите кръгове около Александър Пушкин.
Легендарният разказ за покръстването на българския владетел Борис-Михаил от св. Методий е известен по хрониката на Продължителя на Теофан (Х в.).
Illyrian movement (Ilirski pokret in Croatian) was a cultural and political Croatian movement aimed at unifying the Slavs. It originated in the 1830–1840’s in Croatia and Slavonia and influenced the culture of the South Slavs in the Balkans.