Dimitar Grekov

Dimitar Grekov
Димитър Греков
10th Prime Minister of Bulgaria
In office
30 January 1899  13 October 1899
Monarch Ferdinand
Preceded by Konstantin Stoilov
Succeeded by Todor Ivanchov
Personal details
Born 14 September 1847
Bolhrad, Russian Empire
Died 7 May 1901 (1901-05-08) (aged 53)
Sofia, Bulgaria
Nationality Bulgarian
Political party People's Liberal Party
Occupation Judicial Officer, Politician

Dimitar Panayotov Grekov (Bulgarian: Димитър Панайотов Греков) (14 September 1847 – 7 May 1901) was a leading Bulgarian liberal politician who also served as Prime Minister.

A native of Bolgrad in Bessarabia (now Bolhrad, Ukraine), Grekov was educated at a French legal school.[1]

Grekov, at the time a Conservative was a member of the Bulgarian Constitutional Assembly convened in February 1879, a body that formed the basis of the national parliament of the newly independent state.[2] In the 1879 cabinet of Todor Burmov he served as Minister of Justice, the first of an independent Bulgaria.[1]

In 1886 Prime Minister and regent Stefan Stambolov chose Grekvo, along with Konstantin Kanchev and Konstantin Stoilov, to travel around Europe in order to find a prince suitable for the throne of Bulgaria. The three man team searched in Belgrade and Vienna and were refused entry into Russia before settling on Ferdinand of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha to whom they offered the crown.[3]

Grekov was appointed Prime Minister on 30 January 1899 and was removed from office on 13 October that same year after a brief and unremarkable tenure.


  1. 1 2 Assen Nicoloff, The Bulgarian Resurgence, A. Nicoloff, 1987, p. 106
  2. Duncan M. Perry, Stefan Stambolov and the emergence of modern Bulgaria, 1870-1895, Duke University Press, 1993, p. 37
  3. Perry, Stefan Stambolov, pp. 112-113
Political offices
Preceded by
Konstantin Stoilov
Prime Minister of Bulgaria
Succeeded by
Todor Ivanchov
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