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Dobri Bozhilov

Dobri Bozhilov
Добри Божилов
29th Prime Minister of Bulgaria
In office
14 September 1943 - 1 June 1944
Monarch Simeon II
Preceded by Petur Gabrovski (Acting)
Succeeded by Ivan Ivanov Bagryanov
Personal details
Born (1884-06-13)13 June 1884
Kotel, Eastern Rumelia
Died 1 February 1945(1945-02-01) (aged 60)
Sofia, Bulgaria
Political party Non-Party

Dobri Bozhilov Khadzhiyanakev (Bulgarian: Добри Божилов Хаджиянакиев) (June 13, 1884 – February 1, 1945) was Prime Minister of Bulgaria during World War II.

Born in Bogdan Filov became prime minister in 1940. In 1943, after Tsar Boris III died, Filov became one of Bulgaria’s three regents. Filov, a fervent ally of Nazi Germany and the most powerful of the regents, used his power to appoint Bozhilov (another pro-German) prime minister.

As prime minister, Bozhilov worked closely with the Nazis, virtually becoming their puppet as Fatherland front government. He was found guilty of war crimes and a variety of misdeeds he had committed while finance minister, sentenced to death, and executed in February 1945.

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