Romania is a republic in Southeast Europe. Officially named Romania in 1866, the country gained its independence from the Ottoman Empire in 1877. Following World War II, Romania became a socialist economy but soon transitioned back towards democracy and a capitalist market economy. Romania follows a federal republic and democratic system in which the governance is divided into the legislative, executive and judiciary. However, unlike other federal republic countries, Romania has a semi-presidential republic. As such, the role of the President is not limited to a ceremonial position and he enjoys some executive powers along with the government. The President of Romania is publically elected. The President appoints the Prime Minister who in turn appoints the Cabinet Minister. Ever since its independence, Romania has had a number of prolific leaders who have played a quintessential role in helping to move the country forward with their leadership skills and magnificent administrative capabilities. Nicolae Ceausescu was the first president of Romania, while Ion Iliescu was the first to be democratically elected. Traian Basescu has thrice held the post of the President of Romania. Currently, the position is held by Klaus Iohannis. With this section, find out more about Romanian leaders, their life, work and profile.
Nicolae CeaușescuNicolae Ceaușescu
26 January 1918
Former President of Romania
Kwame NkrumahKwame Nkrumah
21 September 1909
First President of Ghana

Saint PatrickSaint Patrick
0385 AD
Missionary

Klaus IohannisKlaus Iohannis
13 June 1959
President of Romania

Ion IliescuIon Iliescu
03 March 1930
Former President of Romania

Traian BăsescuTraian Băsescu
04 November 1951
Former President of Romania
Emil ConstantinescuEmil Constantinescu
19 November 1939
Former President of Romania

Ion AntonescuIon Antonescu
02 June 1882
Former Prime Minister of Romania

Ferdinand I of RomaniaFerdinand I of Romania
24 August 1865
Politician

Carol I of RomaniaCarol I of Romania
20 April 1839
Politician
Corneliu Zelea CodreanuCorneliu Zelea Codreanu
13 September 1899
Politician, Essayist

Stephen III of MoldaviaStephen III of Moldavia
1432 AD
Ruler
Michael the BraveMichael the Brave
1558 AD
Prince

Gheorghe Gheorghiu-DejGheorghe Gheorghiu-Dej
08 November 1901
Politician, Diplomat

Victor PontaVictor Ponta
20 September 1972
Politician
Liviu DragneaLiviu Dragnea
28 October 1962
Engineer, Politician

Nicolae IorgaNicolae Iorga
17 January 1871
politician, linguist, geopolitician, poet
PostumusPostumus
Military commander

Joel TeitelbaumJoel Teitelbaum
13 January 1887
Philosopher, Rabbi

Horia SimaHoria Sima
03 July 1903
politician, journalist
Emil BocEmil Boc
06 September 1966
Former Prime Minister of Romania

CincinnatusCincinnatus
0519 BC
Roman statesman
Solomon SchechterSolomon Schechter
07 December 1847
Rabbi, University teacher

Elena UdreaElena Udrea
26 December 1973
Politician, Lawyer

Matthias Corvinus of HungaryMatthias Corvinus of Hungary
23 February 1443
King

Cătălin PredoiuCătălin Predoiu
27 August 1968
Politician, Lawyer
Daciana SârbuDaciana Sârbu
15 January 1977
Politician, Lawyer
Mădălin VoicuMădălin Voicu
10 July 1952
Conductor, Politician

Adrian NăstaseAdrian Năstase
22 June 1950
Romanian Politician

Elena CeauşescuElena Ceauşescu
07 January 1916
Romanian politician