Born on Apr. 29, 1935 in the village of Tsareva Livada, Gabrovo municipality. Married, has two sons.
Completed high school in Gabrovo 1955. Graduated in History from Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski" 1964. Post-graduate studies at the Institute for History of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences 1967-69. Ph.D. in History 1970. Teacher in Gabrovo 1964-67. Research associate at the Institute for History of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences 1967-91. Member of the Bulgarian Historic Society.
Not affiliated with any party. Chair of the General Archive Directorate at the Council of Ministers 1992-Feb. 1997.
Publications: "The Bulgarian Society and the Russian-Turkey War of 1877-78" 1978, "The Bulgarian National Liberation Movement 1800-1812" 1981.
Awards: for outstanding performance in the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences .
Leisure interests: fishing.