Anastassia Dimitrova (1815-1898)

Born in Pleven in poor family. Adopted by the Bishop’s mother, she attended the Kalofer Female Monastery where trained herself to be teacher, studying geography, history, grammar, arithmetic, etc. Dimitrova taught over 50 years in girls’ schools. She was respected lecturer in hygiene and other social issues. In 1880s she became nun and died in Jerusalem.