Famous Romanian Scientists

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Hermann Oberth
(Physicist)
Hermann Oberth
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Birthdate: June 25, 1894
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Sibiu, Romania
Died: December 28, 1989

Austro-Hungarian-born German physicist and engineer Hermann Oberth is regarded as one of the founding fathers of astronautics and rocketry along with Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, Robert Esnault-Pelterie, and Robert Goddard. His classic book The Rocket into Planetary Space gained him widespread attention. Oberth garnered a patent for his rocket design and launched his first rocket near Berlin, Germany, on May 7, 1931.

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Nicu Ceausescu
(Member of the Romanian Great National Assembly (1980 -1989) and Son of Leaders Nicolae and Elena Ceaușescu)
Nicu Ceausescu
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Birthdate: September 1, 1951
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bucharest, Romania
Died: September 26, 1996
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Nicolae Paulescu
(Romanian Scientist Who Is Known for His Research on 'Insulin' and His Anti-Semitic Writings)
Nicolae Paulescu
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Birthdate: October 30, 1869
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bucharest, Romania
Died: July 17, 1931
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George E. Palade
(Cell Biologist)
George E. Palade
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Birthdate: November 19, 1912
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Iași, Romania
Died: October 7, 2008

Romanian-born Nobel Prize-winning cell biologist George E. Palade moved to the U.S. after World War II. He is best remembered for his discovery of the ribosomes of the endoplasmic reticulum. He used electron microscopy to study various cell structures and spent most of his life teaching at prestigious institutes.

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Zoia Ceaușescu
(Mathematician)
Zoia Ceaușescu
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Birthdate: February 28, 1949
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bucharest, Romania
Died: November 20, 2006
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Ana Aslan
(Biologist)
Ana Aslan
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Birthdate: January 1, 1897
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Brăila, Romania
Died: May 20, 1988
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János Bolyai
(Mathematician)
János Bolyai
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Birthdate: December 15, 1802
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Cluj-Napoca
Died: January 27, 1860
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Victor Babeș
(One of the founders of modern microbiology)
Victor Babeș
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Birthdate: July 28, 1854
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: October 19, 1926
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Tudor Bompa
(Romanian Retired Rower, Sports Scientist and Educator)
Tudor Bompa
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Birthdate: December 23, 1932
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Năsăud, Romania
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Ion Ghica
(Revolutionary)
Ion Ghica
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Birthdate: August 12, 1816
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bucharest, Romania
Died: May 7, 1897
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Ştefan Odobleja
(Former Physician known for Psychologie consonantiste)
Ştefan Odobleja
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Birthdate: October 13, 1902
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Romania
Died: September 4, 1978
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Ștefan Procopiu
(Physicist, University teacher)
Ștefan Procopiu
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Birthdate: January 19, 1890
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bârlad
Died: August 22, 1972
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Johann Hedwig
(Botanist)
Johann Hedwig
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Birthdate: December 8, 1730
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Brașov, Romania
Died: February 18, 1799
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Joseph Dieffenbach
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Birthdate: 1796 AD
Birthplace: Austria
Died: 1863 AD