Jan 13, 2013

Danybon - Aleko Konstantinov Google Doodle

Danybon - Aleko Konstantinov Google Doodle

 
Google celebrates the 150th Birthday of Aleko Konstantinov with an interesting Doodle - Aleko and Bay Ganyo, travelling  in a train.

Top 5 facts about Aleko Konstantinov:

1. He was born on 1st January 1863 in Svishtov (Bulgaria).

2. Aleko Konstantinov was a Bulgarian writer, best known for his character Bay Ganyo, one of the most popular characters in Bulgarian fiction.

3. Konstantinov, a cosmopolitan traveler, was the first Bulgarian to write about his visits to Western Europe and America.

4. Aleko Konstantinov initiated the tourist movement in Bulgaria. This is why two of Vitosha's hotels are named after him - "Aleko" and "Shtastlivetsa" ("The Lucky Man"). 

5. Hе was assassinated in 1897. Konstantinov is portrayed on the obverse of the Bulgarian 100 levs banknote, issued in 2003.

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