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This day in Eastern European History - February 18, 1873

Bulgarian revolutionary Vasil Levski is executed. 

Dubbed the Apostle for Freedom, Levski founded the Internal Revolutionary Organisation seeking to spark a national uprising to liberate Bulgaria from Ottoman rule. Not only did he want to liberate the country, but he also wanted to create a Bulgaria where there was ethnic and religious equality, an ideology that has been described as a struggle for human rights. He was eventually captured after details of his location were leaked to Ottoman authorities. He took full blame of the revolutionary acts upon himself, refusing to give out any information of others involved and admitting to being the leader for armed uprisings against the Ottoman Empire. Thus, he was sent to Sofia where he was executed.

He has become a national hero of Bulgaria, with various monuments dedicated to him throughout the country, In 2007, he topped a nationwide television poll as the all-time greatest Bulgarian. 

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