Rada Kirkovitch (1848-1941)

Born in Koprivstitsa, she studied at the primary school in her own village. Graduated at the Female High School in Kiev with scholarship, Kirkovitch had been working in Plovdiv, Pirdop and Koprivstitsa. She was a principal of the First Female High School – Sofia and of the Princess Marie Louise Female Vocational School – Sofia (1896-1901). Donated a sum of 100 000 BG leva to the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences giving awards for published scientific work or fiction, written by a Bulgarian female author.