Hero of the People's Republic of Bulgaria

Summary

Hero of the People's Republic of Bulgaria
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Gold Star medal of the Hero of the People's Republic of Bulgaria
TypeHonorary title
Awarded forMerits in defending Bulgaria and other countries allied to Bulgaria
CountryPeople's Republic of Bulgaria
Presented bythe
State Council of the People's Republic of Bulgaria
EligibilityBulgarian and allied citizens
StatusNo longer awarded
Established15 June 1948
Last awarded1990
Total58
Precedence
EquivalentHero of Socialist Labour
Next (lower)People's Honorary Title
RelatedOrder of Georgi Dimitrov

The Hero of the People's Republic of Bulgaria (Bulgarian: Герой на Народна република България) was awarded to Bulgarian and foreign citizens for merits in defending Bulgaria and other countries allied to Bulgaria. Established on 15 June 1948, it was awarded until 1990. It was the highest honour of the People's Republic of Bulgaria. Individuals who were named Hero of the People's Republic of Bulgaria were also awarded the Order of Georgi Dimitrov, Bulgaria's highest award at the time.[1]

Notable recipients

References

  1. ^ Werlich, Robert (1965). Orders and decorations of all nations: ancient and modern, civil and military. Washington: Quaker Press. p. 43.