Lydia Chichmanoff (1866, Kiev – 1937)

A feminist, critic, journalist, translator, and writer. Ukrainian by origin, born in the family of Prof. Mihailo Dragomanov. Graduated in Music and French Literature in Geneva. Wife of Prof. Ivan Chichmanoff – Minister of Education, professor, founder of many cultural institutions. Since 1889 in Bulgaria. Translator from French. Contributor of Bulgarian and Ukrainian political, scientific, popular and cultural periodicals. Wrote theatrical and opera reviews. Member of the Club of Bulgarian Women Writers, the English Speaking League, the Society of Esperantists in Bulgaria, the Society for the Protection and Development of Art. Deputy Chair of the Bulgarian Section of the International Women’s League for Peace and Freedom.