- CountryNorth Macedonia
Year of creation:2011
- Rider(s):Sandanski, Jane Ivanov
(1872 –1915), was a Macedonian Bulgarian revolutionary. He is recognized as a national hero in both Bulgaria and North Macedonia.
In his youth Sandanski was interested in Bulgarian politics and had a career as governor of the local prison in Dupnitsa. Then he was involved in the anti-Ottoman struggle, joining initially the Supreme Macedonian-Adrianople Committee (SMAC), but later switched to the Internal Macedonian-Adrianople Revolutionary Organisation (IMARO). Sandanski became one of the leaders of the IMARO in the Serres revolutionary district and head of the left wing of the organisation. He supported the idea of a Balkan Federation, and Macedonia as an autonomous state within its framework, as an ultimate solution of the national problems in the area. During the Second Constitutional Era he became an Ottoman politician and entrepreneur, collaborating with the Young Turks and founded the Bulgarian People’s Federative Party. Sandanski took up arms on the side of Bulgaria during the Balkan Wars (1912–13). Finally, he was involved in Bulgarian public life again, but was eventually killed by the rivalling IMARO right-wing faction activists.
- Sculptor(s):Davidov, Goce
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