Aleksandar Stamboliyski

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Aleksandar Stamboliyski

Aleksandar Stamboliyski (March 1, 1879June 14, 1923) was the prime minister of Bulgaria from 1919 until 1923. He was a member of the Agrarian Union, an agrarian peasant movement which was not allied to the monarchy, and edited their newspaper. Opposed to the country's participation in World War I and its support for the Central Powers, he was court-martialed and sentenced to life in prison in 1915. He was a supporter of the idea of a Balkan federation and identified not as a Bulgarian, but as a South Slav.


  • I am neither a Serb nor a Bulgarian, I am a South Slav.
    • Stavrianos, L. (1942) "The Balkan Federation Movement: A Neglected Aspect" in American Historical Review. Vol. 48.

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