Gavril Krastevich

Gavril Krastevich (Bulgarian: Гаврил Кръстевич; 5 April 1817 – 19 November 1898) was a Bulgarian politician and historian, and the first translator of Benjamin Franklin into Bulgarian. He was born in Kotel in 1817.[1]

Gavril Krastevich
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Governor General of Eastern Rumelia
In office
16 May 1884 – 18 September 1885
Preceded byAlexander Bogoridi
Succeeded byAlexander I of Bulgaria
Personal details
Born(1817-04-05)5 April 1817
Kotel, Ottoman Empire (now in Bulgaria)
Died19 November 1898(1898-11-19) (aged 81)
Constantinople, Ottoman Empire (now Istanbul, Turkey)

He was Governor General of Eastern Rumelia between 1884 and 1885 when it was part of the Ottoman Empire.[2] Krastevich died in Istanbul on 16 November 1898.

Honorary member of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.


  1. ^ Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Bulgaria/Language" . Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.
  2. ^ See Hertslet, Edward (1891), "Turkish Firman approving Gabriel Pasha Crestovitch as Governor-General of Eastern Roumelia, 16 May 1884", The Map of Europe by Treaty; which have taken place since the general peace of 1814. With numerous maps and notes, IV (1875-1891) (First ed.), London: Her Majesty's Stationery Office, p. 2777, retrieved 12 January 2013