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The Most Significant Bulgarian Rulers Since 681 AD. Results of the survey " Who do you think is the most significant Bulgarian ruler?“:. School Survey. 1. Who do you think is the most significant Bulgarian ruler?. Tsar Simeon I The Great. 2. Why do you think like that?.

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The most significant bulgarian rulers since 681 ad

The Most Significant Bulgarian Rulers Since 681 AD


Results of the survey who do you think is the most significant bulgarian ruler

Results of the survey "Who do you think is the most significant Bulgarian ruler?“:


The most significant bulgarian rulers since 681 ad

School Survey

1. Who do you think is the most significant Bulgarian ruler?

Tsar Simeon I The Great

2. Why do you think like that?

Because his rule was one of the highlights in the Bulgarian history.

3. What were the distinctive marks in the Bulgarian history during their rule?

Bulgaria reached 3 seas, the culture was at its highpoint, the Bulgarian army won important battles, the capital city was changed.


Tsar simeon i the great

Tsar Simeon I The Great

  • Tsar Simeon I the Great ruled over Bulgaria from 893 to 927.

  • He moved the capital city from Pliska to Preslav.

  • The territory of Bulgaria reached 3 seas – the Black, the Adriatic and the Aegean sea.

  • In the battle of Acheloos in 917, one of the largest in medieval history, Bulgarians stopped and completely destroyed the Byzantine army when it tried to invade Bulgaria.


The most significant bulgarian rulers since 681 ad

  • Simeon I raised the status of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church to a patriarchate.

  • He also turned the Bulgarian Empire into one of the most influential countries back then in whole Europe.

  • Simeon’s rule was later considered as the “Golden Age” of the Bulgarian Culture. The creating of new books and works of arts was at its peak.


The most significant bulgarian rulers since 681 ad

School Survey

1. Who do you think is the most significant Bulgarian ruler?

Khan Asparukh

2. Why do you think like that?

Because he founded Bulgaria in 681.

3. What are the distinctive marks in the Bulgarian history during their rule?

Bulgaria is still Bulgaria, 1333 years later.


Khan asparukh

Khan Asparukh

  • Asparukh is the first Bulgarian ruler, the founder of Bulgaria.

  • He was one of the sons of Kubrat – the ruler of The Old Great Bulgaria.

  • Asparukh owned an army of more than 10,000 Proto-Bulgarians.With it he won the important battle of Ongal in 681 against the powerful large Byzantine army.


The most significant bulgarian rulers since 681 ad

  • Asparukh signed a peace treaty and foundedBulgaria near the river Danube in 681 as the capital city was the fortress Pliska.

  • He established the country and united Proto-Bulgarians and Slavs into one state.


The most significant bulgarian rulers since 681 ad

School Survey

1. Who do you think is the most significant Bulgarian ruler?

Knyaz Boris I

2. Why do you think like that?

Because he made Bulgaria a Christian country and united Bulgarians and Slavs.

3. What are the distinctive marks in the Bulgarian history during their rule?

He accepted the Christianity and spread it across the country, welcomed the disciples of the brothers Cyril and Methodius, the Bulgarian church became independent, the official language was changed to Cyrillic .


Knyaz boris i

Knyaz Boris I

  • Boris 1 was the ruler of the First Bulgarian Empire between 852–889.

  • In 864 he, his family and his courtiers accepted the Christianity. He changed his name to Mihail and his title from ‘khan’ to ‘knyaz’.

  • In 865, he spread the Christianity all over Bulgaria and made the Bulgarians a Christian nation.

  • In 886 Knyaz Boris I accepted the Slavic disciples of the brothers Cyril and Methodius in Bulgaria.


The most significant bulgarian rulers since 681 ad

  • Boris I succeeded in making the Bulgarian church independent from the Byzantine church.

  • The Cyrillic became the official language of the Bulgarian church and the Bulgarian state.

  • His rule was followed by the rule of his son Vladimir Rasatewho tried to bring the old religion and beliefs back. He was removed by his father and replaced with Simeon I.

  • After his death in 907, Knyaz Boris I was announced as the first Saint of the Bulgarian church.


The most significant bulgarian rulers since 681 ad

School Survey

1. Who do you think is the most significant Bulgarian ruler?

Tsar Ivan Asen II.

2. Why do you think like that?

He turns Bulgaria into one of the most important countries in Europe, it reaches 3 seas again, the culture is blooming.

3. What are the distinctive marks in the Bulgarian history during their rule?

He did well-thought dynastic marriages and enlarged the territory of Bulgaria to three seas, supported the Bulgarian church, writing and culture, won an important battle against the Despotate of Epirus.


Tsar ivan asen ii

Tsar Ivan Asen II

  • Tsar Ivan Asen II ruled between 1218-1241.

  • He established dynastical marriages and returned many lost Bulgarian territories. He also signed a lot of peace treaties.

  • Under his reign the borders of Bulgaria again reached three seas.

  • He was the first Bulgarian ruler who started making golden coins.


The most significant bulgarian rulers since 681 ad

  • He protected the Bulgarian church and the culture and made Bulgaria one of the most influential countries in Europe.

  • Theodore Komnenos of theDespotate of Epirus broke a peace treaty and invaded Bulgaria in 1230. Ivan Asen II’s army destroyed Theodore’s army in the battle of Klokotnitsa and captured the royal court and Theodore himself. The Bulgarian ruler protected Bulgaria from invasion.


The most significant bulgarian rulers since 681 ad

School Survey

1. Who do you think is the most significant Bulgarian ruler?

Khan Krum

2. Why do you think like that?

He introduced the first ever written universal laws for both Bulgarians and Slavs. He was a good warrior and a strategist who won important battles.

3. What are the distinctive marks in the Bulgarian history during their rule?

He enlarged the territory, joined Sofia to the country and united Bulgarians and Slavs. Krum won the battle of Varbishki Prohod against the Byzantine emperor Nikephoros I. He also did administrative reforms.


Khan krum

Khan Krum

  • Khan Krum ruled Bulgaria in the period between 803–814.

  • He created the first ever known written Bulgarian laws which were very strict and were valid both for Bulgarians and Slavs.

  • He did many administrative reforms to unite the country.

  • Khan Krum conquered the Avar state and created a border with the Frankish Empire.


The most significant bulgarian rulers since 681 ad

  • Khan Krum conquered the fortress Serdika (today’s Sofia) from the Byzantines and added it to the Bulgaria’s territory.

  • The Byzantine emperor Nikephoros I set the capital city Pliska on fire while Krum was away but the Bulgarian khan returned, killed Nikephoros and made a cup out of his skull.


The most significant bulgarian rulers since 681 ad

  • On the survey worked:

    Kameliya Marinova

    Tsvetelin Danev

    Plamena Dimitrova

    Preslav Marinov

    Silviya Dimitrova

    Stefan Dimitrov

  • On the presentation worked:

    Marin Yordanov

    Angel Petrov

    Maria-YoanaTsaneva

    Svetoslav Petrov

    Mihail Petrov


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