When was the first time the word “Macedonia” was defined to include lands of the nowadays FYROM?

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When was the first time the word “Macedonia” was defined to include lands of the nowadays FYROM?

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After the Russo-Turkish war of 1877-1878 which ended with a Russian victory the two parties signed what became known as the treaty of San Stefano (1878). The chief Russian negotiator was Count Ignatiev, the Panslavist Russian Ambassador at Constantinople between 1864-1877. The statistics used by Ignatiev during these negotiations, when he gave a new definition to the word “Macedonia”, were provided to him by a Bosnian, Kerkovic. The San Stedano treaty provided for the creation of “Greater Bulgaria” that would include the then Bulgarian state [The Bulgarian State was FORMED then – ce107], Eastern Rumelia, parts of today’s Albania as far to the west as the city of Koritsa, and “Macedonia” which was then first defined to include what is known nowadays as Republic of Skopje, the southwestern part of nowadays Bulgaria, and Macedonia (of Greece). It is interesting to note that the three Turkish vilaets covering this “Macedonia” were the vilaets of Thessaloniki, Monastirio and parts of the Vi

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