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This is a List of Bulgarian inventors and discoverers, working locally or overseas. The list comprises people from Bulgaria and also people of predominantly Bulgarian heritage.
The Cyrillic Alphabet, invented by St. Clement of Ohrid and used by most Slavic people (right). Its predecessor - the Glagolitic alphabet by Sts. Cyril and Methodius (left).
Prof. Georgi Nadjakov discovered the photoelectrets.
Prof. Ivan Stranski, the father of the kinetic theory of crystal growth (1940)
Assen Jordanoff, inventor, engineer, and aviator-pioneer.
- Assen Jordanoff - Jordaphone - the predecessor of the modern answering machine and tape recorder. Frozen Gasoline System for airplanes. Reverse Thrust device for jet engines.
- Simeon Petrov - Captain Simeon Petrov, Bulgarian Air Force, invented the world's first purpose-built air-to-surface bomb in 1912. The innovations included aerodynamically stabilized x-tail and an impact detonator. The majority of aircraft bombs to date follow Petrov's design. The Bulgarian Air Force deployed the original prototype, thus becoming the first military force in the world to conduct tactical airplane bombing in a full-scale war in 1912.
Elias Canetti, Nobel laureate in Literature (1981).
- Elias Canetti - Nobel laureate in Literature 1981 "for writings marked by a broad outlook, a wealth of ideas and artistic power"