Gerov, Nayden

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Gerov, Nayden Gender: M
Nayden Gerov Hadzhidobrevich
born on 23 February 1823 at 22:00 (= 10:00 PM )
Place Koprivshtitsa, Bulgaria, 42n38, 24e21
Timezone LMT m24e21 (is local mean time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 04°28' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 16°17 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 25°33'

Nayden Gerov


Bulgarian linguist, folklorist, writer and public figure during the Bulgarian National Revival.

Gerov's principal work was his unique "Dictionary of the Bulgarian Language" (Речникъ на блъгарскый языкъ). For about fifty years, he collected, from ordinary people, a great number of words, expressions, proverbs, folk songs, and proper nouns. The dictionary as a whole was published in five volumes, from 1895 to 1904, with an appendix added in 1908 by Gerov's collaborator T.Panchev.

Nayden Gerov died on 9 October 1900 in Plovdiv.

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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes from "Najden Gerov: sein Wirken für Bulgariens Freiheit" by Josef Michalek (Im Eigenverlag des Verfassers, 1954), p. 27: "1823: 23. Februar: Wurde abends um die zehnte Stunde geboren Najden — das achte Kind."

Translation: 1823: February 23: Najden was born in the evening about the tenth hour - the eighth child.


  • Vocation : Humanities+Social Sciences : Linguist (Folklorist)