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.