Statue of Goce Delcev, Skopje

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    Mother of Goce Delcev Monument
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  • Statue of Goce Delchev
    Statue of Goce Delchev
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  • Mother of Goce Delcev Monument
    Mother of Goce Delcev Monument
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    Mother of Goce Delcev Monument

    by Pijlmans Written Aug 27, 2011
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    A monument dedicated to the mother of Goce Delcev.

    Goce Delcev was one of the most prominent leaders of the Macedonian National Liberation Movement at the beginning of the 20th century.

    He was born in 1872 and was a teacher in Novo Selo in the Stip region.

    Delcev believed that Macedonia could be liberated from the Ottoman rule on its own.

    He died in 1903 in a fight with the Ottoman army.

    The monument is located in the park across the parliament. A statue for Goce himself can be found next to the Stone Bridge.

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    Statue of Goce Delchev

    by Pijlmans Updated Aug 27, 2011
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    Goce Delcev (Delchev) was one of the most prominent leaders of the Macedonian National Liberation Movement at the beginning of the 20th century.

    He was born in 1872 and was a teacher in Novo Selo in the Stip region.

    Delcev believed that Macedonia could be liberated from the Ottoman rule on its own.

    He died in 1903 in a fight with the Ottoman army.

    The statue was placed in 2010 or 2011 at the Makedonija Square.

    A similar statue used to be here before the earthquake in 1963.

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    Statue of Goce Delcev

    by Vanity666 Written Jun 5, 2010

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    Goce Delchev, the son of the Macedonian patriots Nikola and Sultana Delchevi, was born on February 4th, 1872, in Kukush, a town 35 km north of Salonika.

    The intellectual development of Goce Delchev was influenced by several formative stages. He completed his elementary education in Kukush, expanded his knowledge through the high school in Salonika, with emphasis on science, literature and social studies, further developing his interest in several scientific disciplines at the Salonika Military Academy. He acquired an impressive amount of information on the Macedonian national affairs within the period. His active role in the political clubs of Salonika and Sofia, and his close contacts with the other ones, especially with the socialist and the "Lozari" clubs from Sofia, greatly contributed to the formation of his revolutionary profile.

    The initial significant mission of Goce Delchev into the interior of the Macedonian land was recorded in April of 1895. He accomplished the establishment of local branches of the organization that spread the spirit of freedom widely among the population of the country. Goce's conviction was that the liberation objectives required a further awakening of the national sentiments for patriotic sacrifice, energized by a powerful motivation.

    On his way to the Congress of the revolutionary district of Ser (nowadays under Greece), that was to be held at Lovchan Grove of Ali Botush, Delchev stopped by the village of Banica. There, on the 4th of May 1903 Goce Delchev encountered his lethal opposition - betrayed and surrounded, he was killed in heroic defense. His tragic death cancelled many far-reaching visions this revolutionary giant identified with, during that period of the Macedonian history.

    The international, cosmopolitan views of Delchev that elevated him far ahead of his time, could be summarized in his proverbial sentence:

    " I understand the world solely as a field for cultural competition among nations".

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    by Pijlmans Updated Dec 14, 2008

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    Goce Delcev was the leader of the Independence for Macedonia Revolutionary Organisation (IMRO). Goce was beheaded in 1903. His remains were exhumed in 1946 and moved to the Church of St Spas. The box in which his remains were transported to the church is shown in the small Goce Delcev Museum next to St Spas. See the link below for more information about Goce Delcev.

    This statue can be found in the Skopje City Park, a bit south of the Skopje Football Stadium, which can be seen in the background of the picture. Unfortunately, the pedestal of the statue has been disgraced with graffity...

    There is also a fountain in the vicinity.

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