"125 Years since the Birth of Dimcho Debelyanov"
Dimcho Debelyanov was a Bulgarian poet and author whose death in the First World War cut off his promising literary career.
He was born on 28 March 1887 in Koprivshtitsa, Bulgaria. His family moved to Plovdiv in 1896, then to Sophia in 1904. He finished school in Sophia in 1906. Until 1912 he worked as junior clerk, freelance journalist, newspaper reporter, proof-reader, editor, translator, stenographer and so forth, often working two or three jobs at once. He joined Army in 1912 and participated in First Balkan War. Then worked in office from 1914 to 1916. He was called up again and sent to Front in Jan 1916. He was killed in action on 2 Oct 1916 while battling Irish troops between villages of Dolno and Gorno Karadjovo.
His first poems were published in autumn of 1906. Unknown at his death, his posthumous fame was considerable. His poetry is in many respects symbolist, and is distinguished by its technical innovation, its precise rendering of nebulous emotional states, and its remarkable musicality.
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LINK: Bulgarian National Bank
Material: copper 900/100
Weight: 16.40 g
Diameter: 34.20 mm
Mint: Sofia, Bulgaria
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