Gyorche Petrov Nikolov
Alternatively spelled Gjorche Petrov
(; ), born Georgi Petrov Nikolov
(April 2, 1865 - June 28, 1921), was one of the leaders of the Macedonian-Adrianople revolutionary movement
(IMARO, BMARC before 1902).
Born in Pirlepe
, Ottoman empire
, Republic of Macedonia
), he studied at the secondary school for boys in Plovdiv
. Then he worked as a teacher in various towns of Macedonia
. He took part in the revolutionary campaign in Macedonia as well as in the Thessaloniki Congress of the Bulgarian Macedonian-Adrianople Revolutionary Committees
(BMARC) in 1896.
Gjorche Petrov was the representative of the Foreign Committee of the BMARC/IMARO in Sofia
in 1897-1901. He did not approve of the ultimately outbreak of the Uprising
on Ilinden, 2 August 1903, but he participated leading a squad. After the unsuccessful uprising Petrov continued his participation in IMARO.
Petrov was again included in the Emigrant representation in Sofia in 1905-1908. After the Young Turks
Revolution of 1908, Petrov together with writer Anton Strashimirov
edited the "Kulturno Edinstvo" magazine ("Cultural Unity"), published in Thessaloniki
During the Balkan wars
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