Geshov Dimitar Ivanov (Bulgarian: Димитър Иванов
Гешов) (Svishtov, September 14, 1860 – Sofia, January 8, 1922)
was a Bulgarian officer. During the First World War, he commanded in
Bulgarian First Army
Bulgarian First Army on the Salonika Front.
Dimitar Geshov was born on September 14, 1860 in Svishtov. He took
part in the
Russo-Turkish War (1877–1878)
Russo-Turkish War (1877–1878) as a volunteer. After the
liberation, he graduated from the Odessa Military School in 1880.
Serbo-Bulgarian War (1885), he was a company commander and
participated in the battles at Breznik and Pirot.
Balkan Wars (1912–1913), he first commanded the 1st
Brigade of the 2nd Thracian Infantry Division, and from December 24,
1912 he became commander of the entire 2nd Thracian Infantry Division.
He distinguished himself at Krivolak, on June 22, 1913, and was
promoted to Major General .
During World War I (1915–1918), he again commanded the 2nd Thracian
Infantry Division until September 11, 1916 when he was promoted to
commander of the Bulgarian First Army. With his army, he repelled in
1917 several allied attacks, at Monastir, Doiran and the Cerna Bend.
But as a consequence of the defeat in the Battle of Skra-di-Legen,
Dimitar Geshov was replaced on July 30, 1918 by General Stefan
Nerezov. Geshov became head of the Moravian inspection area.
On July 1, 1919 he was promoted to infantry general and went into the
Dimitar Geshov died on January 8, 1922 in Sofia.
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