Sugarev, Gorgi (1879-1906), legendary Macedonian revolutionary and voivode, persistent follower of Goce Delcev's ideas.
He was born in Bitola. He finished his primary school in his native city and his high school education continued in Solun. He was prominent polyglot and he governed: Greek, Turkish, Bulgarian and Russian language. After finishing his education in Solun he worked as a teacher in Radobor, Strezevo, Kicevo and later in Bitola.He joined TMORO very early. He was elected for a member of Bitola district revolutionary region in 1900, he was a member, a secretary and voivode in Bitolas district. With his revolutionary activity and work he took an important place in the historic events of pre Ilinden period. In 1901 he joined to the squad of N.Rusinski. In 1902 he formed his own squad in Bitola, Prilep region and executed the national enemies and traitors. He participated at the Smilevo's congress and severely confronted the decision for rising of pre temporary rebellion. Still after the decision for rising of the rebellion had been reached, he actively participated in it as voivode.After the failure of the rebellion he actively engaged himself for strengthening and revitalization of the organization. He heroically died with his squad in the village Paralovo on 5th April 1906. It is thought that he was betrayed and he fell in a set up by the Turkish enemy.
DISTINGUISHED PEOPLE FOR BITOLA
authors: Lence Andonovska, Naume Gorgievski, Blagoj Nikolov, Trajko Ognenovski, Gordana Pesevska, Aneta Stefanovska, Svetlana Taleska ; translation in english Vesna Milevska.
NIUL "St. Clement Ohridski": Municipality of Bitola