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born Velichko Dimitrov Kerin
, was a Bulgarian
The Bulgarians are a South Slavic nation and ethnic group native to Bulgaria and neighbouring regions. Emigration has resulted in immigrant communities in a number of other countries.-History and ethnogenesis:...
Chernozemski also entered the region of Vardar Macedonia
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with IMRO bands and participated in more than 15 battles with the Serbia
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In 1927, Chernozemski proposed to the Central Committee of the IMRO to enter and detonate the main conference building of the League of Nations
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in Paris, with grenades attached to his person, in order to attract the attention of the world publicity over the question of the Bulgarians in Macedonia, but his proposal was not accepted.
He was one of the finest marksmen in the IMRO. He assassinated Alexander I of Yugoslavia
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in the port of Marseille
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on 9 October 1934, and was himself killed immediately afterwards, 10 days before his 37th birthday. He was also thought to have shot and killed French Foreign Minister Louis Barthou
Jean Louis Barthou was a French politician of the Third Republic.-Early years:He was born in Oloron-Sainte-Marie, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, and served as Deputy from that constituency. He was an authority on trade union history and law. Barthou was Prime Minister in 1913, and held ministerial office...
until 1974, when it was revealed that the bullet actually came from a French policeman reacting to the shooting of King Alexander.