Vasil Kanchov

Vasil Kanchov (Bulgarian: Васил Кънчов Vasil Kǎnčov) (26 July 1862 – 6 February 1902) was a Bulgarian geographer, ethnographer and politician.


Vasil Kanchov

Vasil Kanchov was born in Vratsa. Upon graduating from High school in Lom, Bulgaria, he entered the University of Harkov, then in Russia. During the Serbo-Bulgarian War 1885 he suspended his education and took part in the war. Later, he went on to pursue studies at universities in Munich and Stuttgart, but in 1888 he interrupted his education again due to an illness.

In the following years Kanchov was a Bulgarian teacher in Macedonia. He was a teacher in the Bulgarian Men's High School of Thessaloniki (1888–1891), a director of Bulgarian schools in Serres district (1891–1892), a headmaster of Bulgarian Men's High School of Thessaloniki (1892–1893), а chief school inspector of the Bulgarian schools in Macedonia (1894–1897).

After 1898 Kanchov returned to Bulgaria and went into politics. In the beginning of 1902 he became an educational minister of Bulgaria, but was killed in his office by psychopath.

He travelled extensively after 1888, visiting and researching all over Macedonia.



Kanchov Peak on Loubet Coast, Antarctica is named after Vasil Kanchov.

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