Theodosius Petrov Daskalov ( September 2, 1888 , the village of Gorno Slivovo , Sevlievsko - February 1, 1945 , Sofia ) - Bulgarian military commander, infantry general (1942), Minister of War (1938-1942).
|Theodosius Petrov Daskalov|
|Date of Birth||September 2, 1888|
|Place of Birth||village Gorno Slivovo , Sevlievsk|
|Date of death||February 1, 1945 (56 years old)|
|Place of death||Sofia|
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Family and Education
The grandson of the famous Bulgarian poet and teacher Bacho Kiro, executed by Turkish troops in 1876 . He graduated from the Military School in Sofia ( 1907 ). Military Academy in Sofia ( 1928 ).
- In 1912 - 1913 , during the Balkan Wars , he commanded a battery in the 5th artillery regiment.
- In 1915 - 1918 , during the First World War , he was the commander of the 4th battery, then the artillery squad in the 5th artillery regiment.
- In 1919 - 1920 - served in the 3rd military artillery workshop and in the 4th regiment.
- In December 1920 - November 1924 - in stock.
- Since 1924 he served in the Shumen fortified point.
- In 1925 he served in the 5th Infantry Regiment
- In 1925-1928 he studied at the Military Academy.
- Since 1928 - head of the department at the headquarters of the army.
- In 1928-1929 he was the editor-in-chief of the Military Journal magazine.
- In 1929 - chief of staff of the 4th Infantry Division.
- Since 1929 - commander of the 5th artillery regiment.
- In 1929-1930 he was editor-in-chief of the Bulgari Wars and Podofitsersky Magazine and editor of the People’s Selected publication.
- Since 1930 - teacher of artillery tactics at the Military School.
- Since 1931 - Inspector of classes at the Military School.
- In 1932 - 1934 - military attache in Italy .
- Since 1934 - Chief of Staff of the 3rd Military Inspection Area.
- Since 1935 - commander of the 5th Infantry Division.
- Since November 1, 1936 - the head of the garrison of Plevna.
- From January 24, 1938 to April 11, 1942 - Minister of War in the governments of Georgy Kyoseivanov and Bogdan Filov .
- Since April 11, 1942 - in stock.
He enjoyed the confidence of Tsar Boris III . Despite the fact that he was part of the Military Union - an officer organization, many of whose members advocated restricting the king's prerogatives - he himself was a supporter of the increase of the monarch's real influence on the political and military spheres. As Minister of War, he pursued a course to strengthen the tsar’s control over the army, a supporter of Bulgaria’s entry into World War II on the side of Germany .
After the pro-Soviet forces came to power in Bulgaria in September 1944 he was arrested. Sentenced to death by the so-called "People's Court" and executed. Rehabilitated in 1996 .
He is the author of military theoretical works, including the books “Artillery in Combat” (1938), “Preparing the State for War” ( 1943 ), a training course on artillery tactics, which he taught at the Military School (manuscript), as well as manuscripts about the First world war. He published articles on artillery, combat training, an analysis of the experience of the Italian armed forces and other issues in the Military Journal (1920-1938); "The people are selected" (1931-1937); The Artillery Barrier (1929-1936); The Cavalry Misla (1936); "Modern infantry" (1937).
- Since August 15, 1907 - second lieutenant;
- Since September 4, 1910 - lieutenant;
- Since November 1, 1913 - captain;
- From November 1, 1918 - major;
- Since October 3, 1928 - lieutenant colonel;
- Since January 30, 1930 - Colonel;
- Since May 6, 1936 - Major General;
- From May 6, 1939 - Lieutenant General;
- Since April 11, 1942 - infantry general.
- Order "For Courage" 4th degree, 1st and 2nd grade.
- Order of St. Alexander 3rd degree without swords and 5th degree with swords.
- Order of Military Merit, 1st degree.