Aleko Konstantinov


Aleko Konstantinov was born in Svishtov, Veliko Tarnovo Province, Bulgaria on January 1st, 1863 and is the Novelist. At the age of 34, Aleko Konstantinov biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

Date of Birth
January 1, 1863
Place of Birth
Svishtov, Veliko Tarnovo Province, Bulgaria
Death Date
May 11, 1897 (age 34)
Zodiac Sign
Journalist, Judge, Jurist, Lawyer, Poet, Prosaist, Translator, Writer
Aleko Konstantinov Height, Weight, Eye Color and Hair Color

At 34 years old, Aleko Konstantinov physical status not available right now. We will update Aleko Konstantinov's height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, and measurements.

Not Available
Not Available
Hair Color
Not Available
Eye Color
Not Available
Not Available
Not Available
Aleko Konstantinov Religion, Education, and Hobbies
Not Available
Not Available
Not Available
Aleko Konstantinov Spouse(s), Children, Affair, Parents, and Family
Not Available
Not Available
Dating / Affair
Not Available
Not Available
Aleko Konstantinov Life

Aleko Konstantinov (1 January 1863 – 23 May 1897) was a Bulgarian writer best known for his character Bay Ganyo, one of Bulgaria's most popular characters.


Aleko Konstantinov Career

Life and career

He attended the Faculty of Law of Odessa University (formerly the Imperial Novorossiya University), graduating in 1885. He was born to an affluent trader in Svishtoktov. He started as a lawyer in Sofia before starting a career as a writer. Bay Ganyo (translating to uncle Ganyo) is the travels of an itinerant peddler of rose oil and rugs through Western Europe, his first book, published as a collection of short stories. Bay Ganyo, although impertinent and clumsy, is a modernizing Bulgaria, and is considered by some scholars to be ingenious and a mirror. Ganyo Somov, a Karlovo tradesman, is thought to be the inspiration for the film.

Konstantinov, a cosmopolitan traveler, was the first Bulgarian writer to write about his travels to Western Europe and America. Bulgarian readers were greeted with a portrait of the modern world by his visits to the World Exhibitions in Paris in 1889, Prague in 1891, and Chicago in 1893, including a visit to Niagara Falls. Whether you're looking for a unique way to return to Chicago (where Bay Ganyo appears again), his travel journal from his American tour inspired a renewed interest in Chicago, which now hosts the largest concentration of Bulgarian immigrants in the United States. In the University of Chicago's Regenstein Library, there is a bust of the writer, and a section of Irving Park Road in Chicago is named after him.

He was assassinated in 1897 near Radilovo, most likely by mistakenly identifying the intended victim (a local politician) with whom the coach had changed places in their coach immediately before the deadly shot was fired. However, there is also a version of his essays that reveal the naked insidious intentions of his day's kings, which culminated in his assassination.

Aleko Konstantinov is said to have started Bulgaria's tourism boom. "Aleko" and "Shtastlivetsa" ("The Happy Man") are two of Vitosha's hotels named after him - the nickname he gave to himself in one of his short stories.

Konstantinov is depicted on the reverse of the Bulgarian 100 levy banknote, which was released in 2003.