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*Professor Stephanove was born in Macedonia, graduated from the American Collegiate Institute of Samokov, Bulgaria, and cam* over to America and worked his way through Yale University, receiving his Master’s Degree about 1001. After pursuing graduate studies in Berlin and Paris he returned to Macedonia and was thrown into prison by the Turkish authorities on suspicion of being a spy. The British Government obtained his release. He visited the United States during the St. Louis Exposition, and on his return to Bulgaria accepted the chair of English Language and Literature in the University of Sofia, which he has filled with distinction ever since. In the Summer of 1975 Professor Stephanove was sent to London by the Bulgarian Government to try to get Great Britain to recognize Bulgaria’s rights in Macedonia under her treaties of 1012 with Greece and Serbia, as a preliminary to Bulgaria’s coming into the World War on the side of the Allies. He asked Sir Edward Grey to send at least two divisions of British troops into Macedonia as a guarantee against Turkish attack, but his request was refused, and Bulgaria eventually joined the Central Powers. In 1017 the Bulgarian Government sent him to Switzerland to get in touch with allied representatives and pave the way for peace, and later he was one of the delegates appointed to help negotiate the Bulgarian Peace Treaty, but France vetoed him on account of his previous activities in Switzerland. His fellow-countrymen regard him as one of the ablest men in Bulgaria and the best qualified to speak on Balkan affairs.–Editor.
Constantine Stephanove*; Democratic Czar and Peasant Premier. Current History 1 September 1921; 14_Part-2 (3): 992–1000. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/curh.1921.14P2.3.992
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