Zlatarski, Vasil Nikolov

Zlatarski, Vasil Nikolov


Born Nov. 27, 1866, in Trnovo; died Dec. 15, 1935, in Sofia. Bulgarian historian and positivist.

Zlatarski graduated from the University of St. Petersburg in 1891 and the University of Berlin in 1895. He became an assistant professor at the University of Sofia in 1897. He was a professor there after 1901. He became a member of the Bulgarian Society of Proponents of Learning in 1900 (this organization was known as the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences after 1911). Zlatarski was awarded the degree of honored doctor of the University of Kharkov in 1907. The St. Petersburg Academy of Sciences selected him as a corresponding member in 1911. The author of more than 200 scholarly works dealing with medieval Bulgaria, Zlatarski greatly contributed to the collection and systematization of documents of that period.


Istoriia na Bulgarskata durzhava prez srednite vekove, vols. 1–3. Sofia, 1918–40.
Ibid., vol. 1, parts 1–2. Sofia, 1970–71.


Sbornik v chest na V. N. Zlatarski. Sofia, 1925. (Bibliography.)