Gyorche Petrov

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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 (present-day Prilep, Republic of Macedonia), he studied at the secondary school for boys in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. 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 (Solun) .

During the Balkan wars, Gyorche Petrov...
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