Vlado Chernozemski, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Vlado Chernozemski

Bulgarian revolutionary

Date of Birth: 19-Oct-1897

Place of Birth: Velingrad, Pazardzhik Province, Bulgaria

Date of Death: 09-Oct-1934

Profession: chauffeur / chauffeuse, revolutionary

Nationality: Bulgaria

Zodiac Sign: Libra

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About Vlado Chernozemski

  • Vlado Chernozemski (Bulgarian/Macedonian: ????? ???????????), born Velichko Dimitrov Kerin, Bulgarian: ??????? ???????? ?????; 19 October 1897 – 9 October 1934), was a Bulgarian revolutionary.
  • Also known as "Vlado the Chauffeur", Chernozemski is considered a hero in Bulgaria today, and in his time, in Croat circles and in the Macedonian Bulgarian diaspora.
  • His contribution to the independence of Macedonia has also won him a similar status in some ethnic Macedonian circles today, while in others he is regarded as a Bulgarian fascist.Chernozemski began his revolutionary activities in 1922, when he joined the Internal Macedonian Revolutionary Organization (IMRO).
  • Soon after, he became an assassin for the IMRO.
  • He killed two notable Bulgarian politicians, communist Dimo Hadzhidimov, and IMRO member Naum Tomalevski.
  • Both times he was sentenced to death, but he escaped from his first imprisonment and was released from the second.
  • After his release in 1932, he became an instructor for the Ustaše.
  • He trained a group of three Ustaše to assassinate Alexander of Yugoslavia, but eventually killed Alexander himself on 9 October 1934 in Marseille.
  • He was then beaten by French police and spectators, and died the same day.
  • French Foreign Minister Louis Barthou was also killed by a stray bullet fired by French police during the scuffle following the attack.For murdering King Alexander I, Chernozemski was posthumously declared the most dangerous terrorist in Europe.

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