Baba Vanga (Vangelia) Pandeva was born on January 31, 1911. She died on August 11, 1996. She lived in the city of Petrich , Bulgaria .
She was buried in a churchyard of the Saint Petca Bulgarian Church in the Rupite region. Vangelia Pandeva Dimitrova’s interest in politics was not incidental. She was born on the territory of modern Macedonia – the land which was an apple of discord for years between Turkey, Greece, Bulgaria and Serbia.
Her native land experienced two World Wars in which the Bulgarians and the Serbs were struggling in different camps. She was always recognized as one of the great visionaries of the twentieth century due to the precision with which she anticipated in advance many of the great world events. She was known in the region as the “Nostradamus of the Balkans”.