Philip Shtarbanov, Naiden Drinov and others
Philip Stefanov Shtarbanov is a Bulgarian revolutionary.
He was born on 10 September 1841 in the town of Panagurishte. Takes part in the struggle for an independent Bulgarian church. In 1865 he helped establish a community center (chitalishte) in his hometown. In 1871 he became a member of the Panagyurishte Revolutionary Committee, and in 1876 was Deputy Mayor of the city. Takes part in the preparation of the April Uprising, and after his outbreak, he joined the battles. He was a member of the Panagyurishte Permanent Government during the Uprising. After the end of the Uprising, he was arrested and lay in prisons in Pazardzhik and Plovdiv, and then he went to Serbia. From 1879 to 1880 he was a treasurer in Panagyurishte and between 1880 and 1885 in Plovdiv. He is a member of the Panagyurish Revolutionary Committee, which prepares the Unification of Eastern Rumelia with the Principality of Bulgaria. He was a Member of Parliament in the 3 rd and 4 nd and 5 and 6 National Assembly.
He died in 1904 in Sofia.
Naiden Stoyanov Drinov is a Bulgarian revolutionary, an active participant in the preparation and holding of the April Uprising in the IV Revolutionary District. Member of the Military Council (Timely Government) in Panagurishte during the Uprising. Brother of Marin Drinov.
Together with his brother Peyo are owners of an inn in Panagyurishte. He co-founded the local Revolutionary Committee in 1871. In preparation for the Uprising, he is a leading member of the Revolutionary Committee and is responsible for rebel correspondence and other organizational activities.
After the suppression of the Uprising, he was arrested, was repeatedly severely tortured and is stayed in prison in Pazardzhik and Plovdiv. He was not released in the general amnesty in the summer of 1876, and only a few months later.
After the Liberation, in 1880 he was appointed first judge in Ihtiman, although he did not have a formal legal education. Later, he worked as an attorney in his city. He was a municipal councilor and mayor of Panagurishte.