First Bulgarian Kingdom

Khan Omurtag (814 - 831)

THERE IS AN ANCIENT ROMAN SAYING: even the most glorious victory is nothing but a gleam of fire. Khan Omurtag, who succeeded his father Krum to ...
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Tsar Peter I (927 - 970)

AFTER THE REMARKABLE RULE of Simeon, Bulgaria fell into decay. Many historians tend to blame the successor of Simeon the Great, Tsar Peter I, for the ...
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Tsar Samuil (997 - 1014)

THERE IS A BULGARIAN PROVERB THAT SAYS: if you want to know someone, give him power. The son of Tsar Peter I, Tsar Boris II proved ...
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Khan Kubrat (632 - 651)

THE NAME OF KHAN KUBRAT first appeared in Byzantine chronicles about 632 when his tribe, the Unogonduri, threw off the Turkic oppression. He succeeded in uniting ...
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Khan Pressian (836 - 852)

THE RULE OF KHAN PRESSIAN from 836 to 852 was marked by fierce battles, exhausting marches and swift military raids. No reliable records have been found ...
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Boris I (852 - 889)

IN A LATE AUTUMN NIGHT of 864 Boris and his closest associates were baptized in the palace in Pliska. Bulgaria was to become a Christian state. ...
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Khan Asparoukh (681 - 700)

THEN CAME ACROSS THE DANUBE Ispenkli Khan. Came to last to this day... This is how the first Bulgarian chronicle, the Name List of Bulgarian 'mans, gives account of the founding ...
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Khan Kardam (777 - 803)

FOR SIX DECADES after Tervel's rule, Bulgaria was racked by internal fighting among the nobles. The pride over Tervel's glorious victories over the Byzantines and the ...
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Khan Krum (803 - 814)

IN POWER FROM 803 to 814, Khan Krum made indelible mark on Bulgarian history Krum was an energetic, courageous and steadfast ruler, ruthless when necessary, keenly ...
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