In the northwestern Bulgarian lands, the period from the 30s to the 50s was marked by a series of peasant uprisings, caused by the fact that the agrarian reform that led to the abolition of the Timar system in the Ottoman Empire remained unimplemented in these lands.

May 27, 1850 - the Uprising broke out in Northwestern Bulgaria

Portrait of Ivan Kulin (1803 – 1870). Oil paints, unknown artist, 1858. Exhibit in the permanent exhibition "Bulgarian lands under Ottoman rule, XV - XIX centuries" in hall No. 4 of the NIM

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