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Kiro Gligorov
Birth: May 3, 1917, Bulgaria
Death: Jan. 1, 2012
Skopje, Macedonia

Macedonian Statesman. He was the first democratically elected President of the Republic of Macedonia, serving from 1991 to 1999. Born in present-day Serbia, Gligorov graduated from the Belgrade School of Law. He served in a number of government cabinet posts in the former Yugoslavian Republic, including Finance Secretary. During his presidency, Macedonia declared its independence from Yugoslavia (September 8, 1991). Gligorov was critically injured in a car bombing assassination attempt in October 1995, which left him permanently blinded in one eye. As a man of humble origins he declined a lavish state funeral, choosing instead to be buried in a private ceremony attended only by close family and friends.  (bio by: Nils M. Solsvik Jr.) 
 
Burial:
Butel Cemetery
Skopje
Skopje, Macedonia
Plot: Alley of the Greats
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Nils M. Solsvik Jr.
Record added: Jan 13, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 83388865
Kiro Gligorov
Added by: Nils M. Solsvik Jr.
 
Kiro Gligorov
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Почивај во мир претседателе !
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