Famous people on Macedonia's street names


Josip Broz Tito

Josip Broz Tito 17 Josip Broz, commonly known as Tito, was a Yugoslav communist revolutionary and politician who served in various positions of national leadership from 1943 until his death in 1980. During World War II, he led the Yugoslav Partisans, often regarded as the most effective resistance movement in German-occupied Europe. He also served as prime minister from 2 November 1944 to 29 June 1963 and president of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia from 14 January 1953 until his death. His political ideology and policies are known as Titoism.

Gotse Delchev

Gotse Delchev 9 Georgi Nikolov Delchev, known as Gotse Delchev or Goce Delčev, was an important Macedonian Bulgarian revolutionary (komitadji), active in the Ottoman-ruled Macedonia and Adrianople regions at the turn of the 20th century. He was the most prominent leader of what is known today as the Internal Macedonian Revolutionary Organization (IMRO), a secret revolutionary society that was active in Ottoman territories in the Balkans at the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century. Delchev was its representative in Sofia, the capital of the Principality of Bulgaria. As such, he was also a member of the Supreme Macedonian-Adrianople Committee (SMAC), participating in the work of its governing body. He was killed in a skirmish with an Ottoman unit on the eve of the Ilinden-Preobrazhenie uprising.

Yane Sandanski

Yane Sandanski 8 Yane Sandanski was a Macedonian Bulgarian revolutionary. He is recognized as a national hero in both Bulgaria and North Macedonia.

Jordan Nikolov Orce

Jordan Nikolov Orce 7 Jordan Nikolov was a Macedonian communist and partisan from Macedonia. His life and work are connected with the organizing and firming of the syndicalist movement in Yugoslavia. Under his leadership in today North Macedonia, the first protests were undertaken, and the workers succeed for the first time to conclude collective contracts with the employers.

Dimitar Vlahov

Dimitar Vlahov 6 Dimitar Vlahov was a politician from the region of Macedonia and member of the left wing of the Macedonian-Adrianople revolutionary movement. As with many other IMRO members of the time, historians from North Macedonia consider him an ethnic Macedonian and in Bulgaria he is considered a Bulgarian. According to Dimitar Bechev, Vlahov declared himself until the early 1930s as a Bulgarian and afterwards as an ethnic Macedonian.

Pitu Guli

Pitu Guli 6 Pitu Guli was an Aromanian revolutionary in Ottoman Macedonia, a local leader of what is commonly referred to as the Internal Macedonian Revolutionary Organization (IMRO).

Gyorche Petrov

Gyorche Petrov 6 Gyorche Petrov Nikolov born Georgi Petrov Nikolov, was a Bulgarian teacher and revolutionary, one of the leaders of the Internal Macedonian Revolutionary Organization (IMRO). He was its representative in Sofia, the capital of Principality of Bulgaria. As such he was also a member of the Supreme Macedonian-Adrianople Committee (SMAC), participating in the work of its governing body. During the Balkan Wars, Petrov was a Bulgarian army volunteer, and during the First World War, he was involved in the activity of the Bulgarian occupation authorities in Serbia and Greece. Subsequently, he participated in Bulgarian politics, but was eventually killed by the rivaling IMRO right-wing faction. According to the Macedonian historiography, he was an ethnic Macedonian.

Nikola Karev

Nikola Karev 6 Nikola Yanakiev Karev was a Macedonian Bulgarian revolutionary. He was born in Kruševo and died in the village of Rajčani both today in North Macedonia. Karev was a local leader of what later became known as the Internal Macedonian Revolutionary Organization (IMRO). He was also a teacher in the Bulgarian school system in his native area, and a member of the Bulgarian Workers' Social Democratic Party. Today he is considered a hero in Bulgaria and in North Macedonia.

Mirče Acev

Mirče Acev 5 Mirče Acev was a Macedonian organizer of the Yugoslav communist resistance in Vardar Macedonia during World War II. He graduated from the University of Belgrade Faculty of Law in Yugoslavia, after which he became a commander of the Yugoslav Partisans and was declared a People's Hero of Yugoslavia, on 29 July 1945.

Alexander the Great

Alexander the Great 5 Alexander III of Macedon, most commonly known as Alexander the Great, was a king of the ancient Greek kingdom of Macedon. He succeeded his father Philip II to the throne in 336 BC at the age of 20 and spent most of his ruling years conducting a lengthy military campaign throughout Western Asia, Central Asia, parts of South Asia, and Egypt. By the age of 30, he had created one of the largest empires in history, stretching from Greece to northwestern India. He was undefeated in battle and is widely considered to be one of history's greatest and most successful military commanders.

Kočo Racin

Kočo Racin 5 Kosta Apostolov Solev, primarily known by his pen name Kočo Racin, was a Macedonian poet, writer and communist who is considered a founder of modern Macedonian literature. He is also regarded as a founder of modern Macedonian poetry. Racin wrote in prose too and created some significant works with themes from history, philosophy, and literary critique. He also wrote in Serbian and Bulgarian.

Dame Gruev

Dame Gruev 4 Damyan Yovanov Gruev was а Bulgarian teacher, revolutionary and insurgent leader in the Ottoman regions of Macedonia and Thrace. He was one of the six founders of the Internal Macedonian Revolutionary Organization. Per Macedonian historiography, he was an ethnic Macedonian. He is considered a national hero in Bulgaria and North Macedonia.

Nikola Tesla

Nikola Tesla 4 Nikola Tesla was a Serbian-American inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, and futurist. He is known for his contributions to the design of the modern alternating current (AC) electricity supply system.

Hristijan Todorovski Karpoš

Hristijan Todorovski Karpoš 4 Hristijan Todorovski - Karpoš was a Macedonian communist partisan during the Second World War.     

Boris Trajkovski

Boris Trajkovski 4 Boris Trajkovski (GCMG) was a Macedonian politician who served as the second President of Macedonia from 1999 until his death in 2004 in a plane crash.

Miladinov brothers

Miladinov brothers 4 The Miladinov brothers, Dimitar Miladinov (1810–1862) and Konstantin Miladinov (1830–1862), were Bulgarian poets, folklorists, and activists of the Bulgarian national movement in Ottoman Macedonia. They are best known for their collection of folk songs called Bulgarian Folk Songs, considered to be the greatest of their contributions to Bulgarian literature and the genesis of folklore studies during the Bulgarian National Revival. This turned them into creators of Bulgarian ethnography. Their third brother Naum (1817-1897) helped compile this collection too. Konstantin Miladinov is also famous for his poem Taga za Yug which he wrote during his stay in Russia.

Цветан Димов

Цветан Димов 3 Цветан Димов, познат меѓу народот како Целе Чаирчанец, — македонски комунист, синдикалец, и учесник во НОБ. Заедно со Орце Николов бил еден од најистакнатите организатори на работничкото и комунистичкото движење во Скопје помеѓу двете светски војни. По Ослободувањето, на 26 јули 1945 година, е прогласен за народен херој на Југославија, како еден од првите борци од Македонија кои го добиле тоа одликување.

Petar Chaulev

Petar Chaulev 3 Petar Chaulev was a Bulgarian revolutionary in Ottoman Macedonia. He was a local Bulgarian leader of the Internal Macedonian Revolutionary Organization (IMRO).

Ivo Lola Ribar

Ivo Lola Ribar 3 Ivan Ribar, known as Ivo Lola or Ivo Lolo, was a Yugoslav communist politician and military leader of Croatian descent. In the 1930s, he became one of the closest associates of Josip Broz Tito, leader of the Yugoslav Communist Party. In 1936, Ribar became secretary of the Central Committee of SKOJ. During World War II in Yugoslavia, Ribar was among the main leaders of the Yugoslav Partisans and was a member of the Partisan Supreme Headquarters. During the war, he founded and ran several leftist youth magazines. In 1942, Ribar was among the founders of the Unified League of Anti-Fascist Youth of Yugoslavia (USAOJ). He was killed by a German bomb in 1943 near Glamoč while boarding an airplane for Cairo, where he was to become the first representative of Communist Yugoslavia to the Middle East Command.

Vladimir Lenin

Vladimir Lenin 3 Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov, better known as Vladimir Lenin, was a Russian revolutionary, politician, and political theorist. He served as the first and founding head of government of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic from 1917 until his death in 1924, and of the Soviet Union from 1922 until his death. Under his administration, Russia, and later the Soviet Union, became a one-party socialist state governed by the Communist Party. Ideologically a Marxist, his developments to the ideology are called Leninism.

Sava Kovačević

Sava Kovačević 3 Sava Kovačević was a Yugoslav Partisan divisional commander during World War II, and one of the heroes of the communist Partisan movement.

Vera Jocić

Vera Jocić 3 Vera Jocić was a Yugoslav partisan and People's Hero of Yugoslavia.                                 

Cyril and Methodius

Cyril and Methodius 3 Cyril and Methodius (815–885) were brothers, Byzantine Christian theologians and missionaries. For their work evangelizing the Slavs, they are known as the "Apostles to the Slavs".

Pere Toshev

Pere Toshev 3 Petar (Pere) Naumov Toshev was a Bulgarian teacher and an activist of the Internal Macedonian-Adrianople Revolutionary Organization. In the historiography in North Macedonia he is considered an ethnic Macedonian revolutionary.

Stefan Naumov

Stefan Naumov 3 Stefan Naumov was a Macedonian Yugoslav Partisan and one of the organizers of the communist-led resistance in the Bitola area during World War II, and was declared a People's Hero of Yugoslavia.

Krste Misirkov

Krste Misirkov 3 Krste Petkov Misirkov was a philologist, journalist, historian and ethnographer from the region of Macedonia.

Grigor Parlichev

Grigor Parlichev 3 Grigor Stavrev Parlichev was a Bulgarian writer, teacher and translator. He was born on January 18, 1830, in Ohrid, Ottoman Empire and died in the same town on January 25, 1893. Although he thought of himself as a Bulgarian, according to the Macedonian historiography he was an ethnic Macedonian.

Theodosius of Skopje

Theodosius of Skopje 2 Theodosius of Skopje was a Bulgarian religious figure from Macedonia who was also a scholar and translator of the Bulgarian language. He was initially involved in the struggle for an autonomous Bulgarian Church and later in his life, he became a member of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. Although he was named Metropolitan Bishop of the Bulgarian Exarchate in Skopje, he is known for his failed attempt to establish a separate Macedonian Church as a restoration of the Archbishopric of Ohrid. Theodosius of Skopje is considered a Bulgarian in Bulgaria and an ethnic Macedonian in North Macedonia.

Ivan Hadzhinikolov

Ivan Hadzhinikolov 2 Ivan Hadzhinikolov was a Macedonian Bulgarian revolutionary, leader of the revolutionary movement in Macedonia and Adrianople vilayet. He was among the founders of the Bulgarian Macedonian-Adrianople Revolutionary Committees (IMARO) in October 1893. He is considered a Macedonian by the historiography in North Macedonia.

Борка Талески

Борка Талески 2 Борка Талески или познат под прекарите „Црниот“ или „Модерното“ — македонски комунист, револуционер, партизан, борец во НОБ и народен херој на Југославија од Македонија. Тој е непосреден организатор на востанието против фашистичкиот окупатор започнато на 11 октомври 1941 година во Прилеп.

Mother Teresa

Mother Teresa 2 Mary Teresa Bojaxhiu MC, better known as Mother Teresa, was an Albanian-Indian Catholic nun and the founder of the Missionaries of Charity. Born in Skopje, then part of the Ottoman Empire, at the age of 18 she moved to Ireland and later to India, where she lived most of her life. On 4 September 2016, she was canonised by the Catholic Church as Saint Teresa of Calcutta. The anniversary of her death, 5 September, is her feast day.

Nikola Vaptsarov

Nikola Vaptsarov 2 Nikola Yonkov Vaptsarov was a Bulgarian poet, communist and revolutionary. Working most of his life as a machinist, he only wrote in his spare time. Despite the fact that he only ever published one poetry book, he is considered one of the most important Bulgarian poets. Because of his underground communist activity against the government of Boris III and the German troops in Bulgaria, Vaptsarov was arrested, tried, sentenced and executed the same night by a firing squad.

Видое Смилевски - Бато

Видое Смилевски - Бато 2 Видое Смилевски - Бато — македонски комунист, народен херој и политичар.                           

France Prešeren

France Prešeren 2 France Prešeren was a 19th-century Romantic Slovene poet whose poems have been translated into many languages.

Clement of Ohrid

Clement of Ohrid 2 Clement or Kliment of Ohrid was one of the first medieval Bulgarian saints, scholar, writer, and apostle to the Slavs. He was one of the most prominent disciples of Cyril and Methodius and is often associated with the creation of the Glagolitic and Cyrillic scripts, especially their popularisation among Christianised Slavs. He was the founder of the Ohrid Literary School and is regarded as a patron of education and language by some Slavic people. He is considered to be the first bishop of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church, one of the Seven Apostles of Bulgarian Orthodox Church since the 10th century, and one of the premier saints of modern Bulgaria. The mission of Clement was the crucial factor which transformed the Slavs in then Kutmichevitsa into Bulgarians. Clement is also the patron saint of North Macedonia, the city of Ohrid and the Macedonian Orthodox Church.

Владимир Полежиноски

Владимир Полежиноски 2 Владимир (Владо) Полежиноски - Полежина — македонски комунист, учесник во НОБ и член на АСНОМ. По Резолуцијата на Информбирото бил репресиран и испратен на Голи Оток.

Dimitrija Čupovski

Dimitrija Čupovski 2 Dimitrija Čupovski was a Macedonian textbook writer and lexicographer. He is considered one of the most prominent ethnic Macedonians in history and one of the most important actors of the start of Macedonian nationalism.

Ivan Cankar

Ivan Cankar 2 Ivan Cankar was a Slovene writer, playwright, essayist, poet, and political activist. Together with Oton Župančič, Dragotin Kette, and Josip Murn, he is considered as the beginner of modernism in Slovene literature. He is regarded as the greatest writer in Slovene, and has sometimes been compared to Franz Kafka and James Joyce.

Maxim Gorky

Maxim Gorky 2 Alexei Maximovich Peshkov, popularly known as Maxim Gorky, was a Russian and Soviet writer and socialism proponent. He was nominated five times for the Nobel Prize in Literature. Before his success as an author, he travelled widely across the Russian Empire changing jobs frequently, experiences which would later influence his writing.

Бајрам Шабани

Бајрам Шабани 2 Бајрам Шабани — учесник во НОВ во Македонија, првоборец и народен херој.                           

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Franklin D. Roosevelt 2 Franklin Delano Roosevelt, commonly known by his initials FDR, was an American statesman and politician who served as the 32nd president of the United States from 1933 until his death in 1945. He was a member of the Democratic Party and is the only U.S. president to have served more than two terms. His initial two terms were centered on combating the Great Depression, while his third and fourth saw him shift his focus to America's involvement in World War II.

Васил Георгов

Васил Георгов 2 Васил Георгов е югославски политик и министър на горите и държавното стопанство в Социалистическа република Македония.

Наум Наумовски

Наум Наумовски 2 Наум Наумовски - Борче — македонски комунист, учесник во НОВ, народен херој. Станал член на КПЈ во 1940 година. Учествувал на Првото заседание на АСНОМ. По ослободувањето врши повеќе високи функции. Во два мандата е градоначалник на Скопје: во 1950 и од 1956 до 1960 година.

Miroslav Krleža

Miroslav Krleža 2 Miroslav Krleža was a Yugoslav and Croatian writer who is widely considered to be the greatest Croatian writer of the 20th century. He wrote notable works in all the literary genres, including poetry, theater, short stories, novels, and an intimate diary. His works often include themes of bourgeois hypocrisy and conformism in Austria-Hungary and the Kingdom of Yugoslavia. Krleža wrote numerous essays on problems of art, history, politics, literature, philosophy, and military strategy, and was known as one of the great polemicists of the century. His style combines visionary poetic language and sarcasm.

Amyntas III of Macedon

Amyntas III of Macedon 2 Amyntas III was king of the ancient Greek kingdom of Macedonia from 393/2 to 388/7 BC and again from 387/6 to 370 BC. He was a member of the Argead dynasty through his father Arrhidaeus, a son of Amyntas, one of the sons of Alexander I. His most famous son is Philip II, father of Alexander the Great.

Samuel of Bulgaria

Samuel of Bulgaria 2 Samuel was the Tsar (Emperor) of the First Bulgarian Empire from 997 to 6 October 1014. From 977 to 997, he was a general under Roman I of Bulgaria, the second surviving son of Emperor Peter I of Bulgaria, and co-ruled with him, as Roman bestowed upon him the command of the army and the effective royal authority. As Samuel struggled to preserve his country's independence from the Byzantine Empire, his rule was characterized by constant warfare against the Byzantines and their equally ambitious ruler Basil II.

Philip II of Macedon

Philip II of Macedon 2 Philip II of Macedon was the king (basileus) of the ancient kingdom of Macedonia from 359 BC until his death in 336 BC. He was a member of the Argead dynasty, founders of the ancient kingdom, and the father of Alexander the Great.

Strašo Pindžur

Strašo Pindžur 2 Strahil Pindžurov, better known by his Partisan name Strašo Pindžur was a Macedonian Partisan, active during World War II in Yugoslav Macedonia, who was later proclaimed a national hero of SFR Yugoslavia.

Никола Парапунов

Никола Парапунов 2 Никола Парапунов — македонски комунист и партизан од Пиринска Македонија.                           

Yuri Gagarin

Yuri Gagarin 2 Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin was a Soviet pilot and cosmonaut who, aboard the first successful crewed spaceflight, became the first human to journey into outer space. Travelling on Vostok 1, Gagarin completed one orbit of Earth on 12 April 1961, with his flight taking 108 minutes. By achieving this major milestone for the Soviet Union amidst the Space Race, he became an international celebrity and was awarded many medals and titles, including the nation's highest distinction: Hero of the Soviet Union.

Lazar Ličenoski

Lazar Ličenoski 2 Lazar Ličenoski was one of the first Macedonian expressionist painters and one of the most authentic painters of landscape, in which he imported folk elements as well. He painted still nature, portraits and mosaics.

Vuk Karadžić

Vuk Karadžić 2 Vuk Stefanović Karadžić was a Serbian philologist, anthropologist and linguist. He was one of the most important reformers of the modern Serbian language. For his collection and preservation of Serbian folktales, Encyclopædia Britannica labelled Karadžić "the father of Serbian folk-literature scholarship." He was also the author of the first Serbian dictionary in the new reformed language. In addition, he translated the New Testament into the reformed form of the Serbian spelling and language.

Roger Joseph Boscovich

Roger Joseph Boscovich 2 Roger Joseph Boscovich was a physicist, astronomer, mathematician, philosopher, diplomat, poet, theologian, Jesuit priest, and a polymath from the Republic of Ragusa. He studied and lived in Italy and France where he also published many of his works.

Стале Попов

Стале Попов 2 Стале Попов — македонски раскажувач и романописец.                                                 

Васко Карангелевски

Васко Карангелевски 2 Васко Карангелевски — македонски комунист, првоборец и генерал-полковник на ЈНА. Прогласен е за народен херој на Југославија.

Rayko Zhinzifov

Rayko Zhinzifov 2 Rayko Ivanov (Yoanov) Zhinzifov or Rajko Žinzifov,, born Ksenofont Dzindzifi was a Bulgarian National Revival poet and translator from Veles in today's North Macedonia, who spent most of his life in the Russian Empire.

Dositej II, Archbishop of Ohrid and Macedonia

Dositej II, Archbishop of Ohrid and Macedonia 2 Dositej II was the Metropolitan of Skopje, under the canonical jurisdiction of the Serbian Orthodox Church from 1959 to 1967, and Archbishop of Ohrid and Macedonia as the primate of the self-proclaimed Macedonian Orthodox Church until his death in 1981.

Мирка Гинова

Мирка Гинова 2 Мирка Гинова — борец од времето на Втората светска војна и Граѓанската војна во Грција. Заедно со илјадници македонски и грчки патриоти, се борела против фашистичките окупатори на Грција, а подоцна и против силите на реакцијата и монархофашизмот. Мирка Гинова е првата жена стрелана во Грција од политички причини.

Vasil Glavinov

Vasil Glavinov 2 Vasil Kostov Glavinov was a Bulgarian left-wing politician from Ottoman Macedonia, and an activist of the Bulgarian workers' movement.

Gjorgi Abadžiev

Gjorgi Abadžiev 2 Gjorgi Abadžiev was a Macedonian prosaist and publicist.                                           

Kosta Abrašević

Kosta Abrašević 2 Kosta Abrašević or Kosta Abraš was a Serbian poet, progenitor of proletarian poetry in Serbian literature.

Бранко Заревски

Бранко Заревски 2 Бранко Заревски ― бил македонски поет, критичар и публицист.                                       

Đuro Đaković

Đuro Đaković 2 Đuro Đaković was a Yugoslav metal worker, communist and revolutionary. Đaković was the organizational secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Yugoslavia, from April 1928 to April 1929 and one of the most prominent fighters of the working class of Yugoslavia.

Mihajlo Pupin

Mihajlo Pupin 2 Mihajlo Idvorski Pupin, also known as Michael Pupin, was a Serbian physicist, physical chemist and philanthropist based in the United States.

Edvard Kardelj

Edvard Kardelj 2 Edvard Kardelj, also known by the pseudonyms Bevc, Sperans, and Krištof, was a Yugoslav politician and economist. He was one of the leading members of the Communist Party of Slovenia before World War II. During the war, Kardelj was one of the leaders of the Liberation Front of the Slovenian People and a Slovene Partisan. After the war, he was a federal political leader in the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. He led the Yugoslav delegation in peace talks with Italy over the border dispute in the Julian March.

Veljko Vlahović

Veljko Vlahović 2 Veljko Vlahović was a Montenegrin politician and career army officer. He was one of the more prominent members of the Montenegrin branch of the Yugoslav Communist Party from 1935 which established the SFR Yugoslavia following World War II. He studied in Belgrade, Prague, and the Sorbonne, and finished his postgraduate studies in Moscow. He fought in the Spanish Civil War and was active in organizing the Communist Youth League of Yugoslavia (SKOJ).
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