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educator , historian

Branko Mito Panov, Macedonian historian, educator. Recipient Labour medal with golden wreath President S.F.R.Y., 1978, Decoration of University Ss. Cyril and Methodius, Skopje, 1984, St. Clement of Ohrid award for education and cultural achievement Republic of Macedonia, 1992; and other medals and awards.


Panov, Branko Mito was born on March 22, 1932 in Strumica, Republic of Macedonia. Son of Mito and Kaliopa (Samardzitrajkova) Panov.


Bachelor in History, Faculty of Philosophy, University Skopje, Macedonia, 1955. Doctor of Philosophy, University Skopje, Macedonia, 1965. Postdoctoral studies, Institute Slavic Studies, Moscow, 1967.


Assistant Institute History Faculty of Philosophy, Skopje, Macedonia, 1956-1965, assistant professor Macedonia, 1966-1971, associate professor Macedonia, 1971-1976, professor Macedonia, since 1976. Founder and head department of Byzantine Studies Faculty of Philosophy, University Skopje, Macedonia, since 1966. Head Institute of History, Faculty of Philosophy, University Skopje, 1979-1983, head of postgraduate studies in history, since 1986.

Head of International Science Project on Cyril and Methodius commissioned by Universities Warsaw and Skopje, 1986-1991.


  • Other Work

    • Author: (books) Theophylactes of Ohrid as a Source for the Medieval History of the Macedonian People, 1971 (Science award Skopje, "13 November" 1972), Medieval Macedonia Vols II-III, 1985 (Science award Republic of Macedonia, 1986), Albania and the Albanians in the Middle Ages, 1998, Macedonia Throughout History, 1999, A History of the Macedonian People, volunteer I, 2000. Editor Volunteer I. Documents on the Struggle of the Macedonian People for Independence and a Nation State, vols. I-II, 1985.

      President editorial board Annual of the Faculty of Philosophy, 1978. Contributor more than 100 articles to historical publications and journals.


President Council Faculty of Philosophy, Skopje, 1978-1980. Member Yugoslav Byzantine Committee, Belgrade, 1971-1991, administrative council of Macedonian-Russian Society, Skopje, since 1993. President Macedonian-Ukranian Society, Skopje, since 1994.

Member Council of Balkanology, Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Science Forum, Society of Historians of Republic of Macedonia.


Married Zoja Mishaykova, November 11, 1962. Children: Tatyana, Mitko.

Mito Panov

Kaliopa (Samardzitrajkova) Panov

Zoja Mishaykova

Tatyana Panov

Mitko Panov