University Of Bucharest

Discover the notable alumni of University Of Bucharest. The list includes people like Ion Iliescu, Emil Constantinescu, Mircea Eliade, Emil Cioran & Tristan Tzara. This list of notable alumni is loosely sorted by popularity and has people from different domains of life, such as writers, miscellaneous, intellectuals & academics, media personalities and leaders etc.
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 1 
Emil Cioran
(One of the Finest Philosophers and Critical Writers from Romania)
Emil Cioran
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 8, 1911
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Rasinari, Romania
Died: July 20, 1995
Born to a priest father, Romanian philosopher Emil Cioran grew up to include religious and melancholic themes in his works. His award-winning bestseller A Short History of Decay was followed by books such as The Trouble with Being Born, all of which spoke of illness and suicide.
 2 
Mircea Eliade
(Historian of Religion and Author)
Mircea Eliade
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Birthdate: March 13, 1907
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bucharest, Romania
Died: April 22, 1986

Mircea Eliade was a Romanian fiction writer, historian of religion, professor at the University of Chicago, and philosopher. His stories and novels have been adapted into films, such as The Bengali Night, which was directed by Nicolas Klotz. His works have also influenced writers all over the world.

 3 
Andreea Răducan
(Retired Romanian Gymnast and Olympic Gold Winner)
Andreea Răducan
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 30, 1983
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bârlad, Romania

While Romanian gymnast Andreea Răducan began training at age 4. She won the individual all-around gold medal in the 2000 Summer Olympics but had to give it up due to a doping accusation. She, however, retained her team gold and vault silver, which she won at the same Olympic Games.

 4 
Ion Iliescu
(Former President of Romania)
Ion Iliescu
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 3, 1930
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Oltenița

Former president of Romania Ion Iliescu was in the news when in 2018, he was charged with crimes against humanity for being involved in the revolts following the toppling of the communist rule in 1989. He denied the charges, though over 800 people were killed after he assumed power.

 5 
Andrei Alexandrescu
(Computer Programmer Known for his Groundbreaking Work on Policy-Based Design Implemented Through Template Metaprogramming)
Andrei Alexandrescu
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 1969 AD
Birthplace: Bucharest

Andrei Alexandrescu is a Romanian-American computer programmer. He is best known for his groundbreaking work on policy-based design implemented through template metaprogramming. Andrei Alexandrescu is also known for authoring the book, Modern C++ Design.

 6 
Emil Constantinescu
(Former President of Romania)
Emil Constantinescu
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 19, 1939
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bender, Moldova

Emil Constantinescu is a Romanian professor and politician. He served as the president of Romania from 1996 to 2000. During his term, he struggled with implementing the processes of privatization and was bogged down by multiple problems. Disillusioned towards the end of his term, he decided not to run for re-election. He is currently involved with many NGOs. 

 7 
Victor Ponta
(Prime Minister of Romania (2012 - 2015))
Victor Ponta
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 20, 1972
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bucharest

Jurist and politician Victor Ponta held office as Prime Minister of Romania between May 2012 and November 2015 before resigning in the wake of Colectiv nightclub fire. He served as President of Social Democratic Party and was its candidate for 2014 Romanian presidential election. He later left the party and founded Pro Romania party and presently serves as its President.

 8 
Zoia Ceaușescu
(Romanian Mathematician and the Daughter of Romanian Dictator Nicolae Ceaușescu)
Zoia Ceaușescu
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: February 28, 1949
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bucharest, Romania
Died: November 20, 2006

The daughter of Romanian Communist dictator Nicolae Ceaușescu, Zoia Ceaușescu was a renowned mathematician who had won the Simion Stoilow Prize. She was also known for her reckless lifestyle, her frequent travels, and her multiple relationships. Following her parents’ execution, she lost all her wealth and lived with her friends.

 9 
Nicu Ceaușescu
(Member of the Romanian Great National Assembly (1980 -1989) and Son of Leaders Nicolae and Elena Ceaușescu)
Nicu Ceaușescu
8
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 1, 1951
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bucharest, Romania
Died: September 26, 1996

Romanian physicist and communist-politician Nicu Ceaușescu, youngest son of 1st President of Romania Nicolae Ceaușescu and his wife Elena, also a noted communist-politician, was considered and prepared as the President's heir. Nicu remained closely associated with political-regime of Nicolae and served as Member of the Great National Assembly and First Secretary of the Sibiu Regional Committee of the Communist Party.   

 10 
Liviu Dragnea
(Romanian Politician and Social Democratic Party Leader Who Was Imprisoned for Corruption)
Liviu Dragnea
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 28, 1962
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Gratia

Starting his career in politics with the Democratic Party, Romanian politician Liviu Dragnea eventually switched to the Social Democratic Party and became its leader. He also served as the deputy prime minister of Romania and the president of the Chamber of Deputies. He was involved in a major corruption scandal, too.

 11 
Mircea Cărtărescu
(Prominent Romanian Novelist, Poet, and Short Story Writer)
Mircea Cărtărescu
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 1, 1956
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bucharest, Romania

One of Romania’s most prominent novelists, short story writers, and poets, Mircea Cărtărescu is best known for his novels such as Travesti and Nostalgia. He has previously been a Writers' Union of Romania writer-in-residence and has also taught at the universities of Bucharest, Amsterdam, and Stuttgart.

 12 
Armand Călinescu
(39th Prime Minister of Romania Who was Assassinated by ‘Iron Guard’ Members with ‘Nazi’ Support)
Armand Călinescu
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 4, 1893
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Piteşti, Romania
Died: September 21, 1939

Romanian economist and politician Armand Călinescu served as Minister of Interior and Deputy Prime Minister before becoming Prime Minister of Romania. He was believed to be very close to King Carol II and possibly the real-power behind the throne during the King’s royal-dictatorship. Călinescu detested Iron Guard and anti-Semitism and was eventually assassinated by Iron Guard members with Nazi support.

 13 
Ion Mihai Pacepa
(Romanian Author Who Wrote on the Inner Operations of Communist Intelligence Services)
Ion Mihai Pacepa
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 28, 1928
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bucharest
Ion Mihai Pacepa was a Romanian writer best remembered for writing articles and books on the inner operations of communist intelligence services. Some of his best known books are Red Horizons and Disinformation. Ion Mihai Pacepa also served as a general in the Securitate, a secret police agency of the Socialist Republic of Romania.
 
 14 
Gabriela Firea
(The First Female Politician to Serve as the Mayor of Bucharest)
Gabriela Firea
2
Birthdate: July 13, 1972
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bacău, Romania

Gabriela Firea is a Romanian politician and journalist. She is the current Minister of Family, Youth and Equality of Opportunity. Firea is perhaps best known for her service as the General Mayor of Bucharest from 23 June 2016 to 29 October 2020. She was the first female politician to serve as the mayor of Bucharest.

 15 
Cabral Ibacka
(Actor, Television Personality and Tae Bo Coach)
Cabral Ibacka
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 4, 1977
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bucharest, Romania

Cabral Ibacka is a Romanian actor, television personality, Tae Bo coach, and philanthropist. After starting his career in kickboxing and Muay Thai, Ibacka went on to establish himself as a TV host. He then gravitated towards acting and achieved popularity as an actor in 2005, when he portrayed Eduard Bălan in the popular miniseries Băieți buni. 

 16 
Horia Sima
(Romanian Fascist Politician and Vice President of the Council of Ministers (1940 - 1941))
Horia Sima
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 3, 1906
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Făgăraș, Romania
Died: May 25, 1993

Romanian politician Horia Sima was a leader of the fascist Iron Guard movement. He had not just been the deputy prime minister of the Romanian government in 1940 but had also led the Legionnaires' Rebellion and the Bucharest Pogrom the following year. He later escaped to Germany and then to Spain.

 17 
Nichita Stănescu
(Romanian Poet and Essayist Who Was Nominated for the Nobel Prize)
Nichita Stănescu
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 31, 1933
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Ploiești, Romania
Died: December 13, 1983

Herder Prize-winning Romanian poet and essayist Nichita Stănescu was also nominated for the Nobel Prize. Best known for his work 11 Elegies, he was a Communist at heart and lived most of his live in poverty. He was posthumously made a member of The Romanian Academy.

 18 
Ileana Vulpescu
(Philologist)
Ileana Vulpescu
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Birthdate: May 21, 1932
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bratovoești, Romania
Died: May 12, 2021
 19 
Corneliu Vadim Tudor
(Member of the European Parliament for Romania (2009 - 2014))
Corneliu Vadim Tudor
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Birthdate: November 28, 1949
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bucharest, Romania
Died: September 14, 2015

Known for his extremist views, Romanian politician Corneliu Vadim Tudor established the Romania Mare Party and became known as one of the most significant figures of Romanian politics following the Romanian Revolution. An author and journalist, too, he served as the court poet to dictator Nicolae Ceausescu.

 20 
Marius Stan
(Romanian Actor Best Known for His Performance in the TV Series 'Breaking Bad')
Marius Stan
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Birthdate: 1961 AD
Birthplace: Urziceni, Romania
Marius Stan is a Romanian actor, best known for his portrayal of Bogdan Wolynetz in the popular American crime drama TV series Breaking Bad. Marius Stan is currently working as a senior scientist at Argonne National Laboratory in Illinois.
 21 
George Bacovia
(Poet)
George Bacovia
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 17, 1881
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bacău, Romania
Died: May 22, 1957
 22 
Marin Preda
(Novelist)
Marin Preda
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 5, 1922
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Siliștea Gumești, Romania
Died: May 16, 1980
 23 
Ioan Petru Culianu
(Historian)
Ioan Petru Culianu
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 5, 1950
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Iași, Romania
Died: May 21, 1991
 24 
Adrian Păunescu
(Writer)
Adrian Păunescu
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 20, 1943
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Copăceni, Sîngerei, Moldova
Died: November 5, 2010
 25 
Ion Gheorghe Maurer
(Longest Serving Prime Minister of Romania (1961 - 1974))
Ion Gheorghe Maurer
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 23, 1902
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bucharest, Romania
Died: February 8, 2000

Ion Gheorghe Maurer was a Romanian lawyer and politician. He is remembered as the longest serving Prime Minister of Romania as he served in that position for over 12 years. He also served as the Minister of Foreign Affairs from 1957 to 1958. Maurer was also known for his ostentatious lifestyle, having accumulated a sizable wealth during his political career.

 26 
Hedda Sterne
(Artist)
Hedda Sterne
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Birthdate: August 4, 1910
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bucharest, Romania
Died: April 8, 2011
 27 
Vasko Popa
(Poet)
Vasko Popa
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 29, 1922
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Grebenac, Serbia
Died: January 5, 1991
 28 
Paul Goma
(Writer)
Paul Goma
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 2, 1935
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Mana, Seliște, Moldova
Died: March 25, 2020
 29 
Gabriel Oprea
(Politician, Judge)
Gabriel Oprea
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 1, 1961
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Fundulea
 30 
Aleksander Stavre Drenova
(Poet)
Aleksander Stavre Drenova
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 11, 1872
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Drenovë, Ottoman Empire
Died: December 11, 1947

One of the most popular Albanian poets, Aleksander Stavre Drenova was known by his pseudonym Asdreni. Born in the Ottoman empire, he moved to Romania after his father’s death and got acquainted with Albanian intellectuals. The Albanian national anthem, Hymni i Flamurit, was penned by him.

 31 
Carol-Eduard Novak
(Speed Skater, Who Switched to Cycling and Became Romania's First Paralympic Medalist)
Carol-Eduard Novak
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 28, 1976
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Miercurea Ciuc, Romania

Romanian cyclist Carol-Eduard Novak was a national-level speed skater till he lost his right foot in a car accident. He was also a practicing lawyer, who trained in cycling after work hours. He later set foot in politics and became the world’s first sports minister to win a paralympic medal.

 32 
Vladimir Tismăneanu
(Political scientist)
Vladimir Tismăneanu
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 4, 1951
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Brașov, Romania
 33 
Cătălin Predoiu
(Politician, Lawyer)
Cătălin Predoiu
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 27, 1968
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Buzău
 34 
Elisabeta Polihroniade
(Chess player)
Elisabeta Polihroniade
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 24, 1935
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bucharest, Romania
Died: January 23, 2016
 35 
Grigore Gafencu
(Politician)
Grigore Gafencu
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 30, 1892
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bârlad, Romania
Died: January 30, 1957
 36 
Ștefan Baciu
(Linguist, Poet, Diplomat, Literary historian, Translator, Literary critic, Journalist, Biographer)
Ștefan Baciu
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 29, 1918
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Brașov
Died: January 6, 1993
 37 
Ilie Catarau
(Bessarabian-Bulgarian Double Agent, Fugitive, and Explorer)
Ilie Catarau
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1888 AD
Birthplace: Orhei, Moldova
Died: 1952 AD

Bessarabian-Bulgarian soldier/spy Ilie V. Cătărău caused 2 bomb attacks to increase tensions between Romania and Austria-Hungary at the onset of World War I. A secret intelligence double agent, he served both Russia and Romania. He spent his later years as a fugitive in Japan, France, and the US, and eventually became a monk.

 38 
Lazăr Șăineanu
(Linguist, Philologist)
Lazăr Șăineanu
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Birthdate: April 23, 1859
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Ploiești, Romania
Died: May 11, 1934
 39 
Delia Grigore
(Writer, Philologist)
Delia Grigore
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Birthdate: February 7, 1972
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Galați, Romania
 40 
Sergiu Grossu
(Writer)
Sergiu Grossu
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 14, 1920
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Cubolta
Died: July 25, 2009
 41 
Vasile Vasilache
(Writer)
Vasile Vasilache
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 4, 1926
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Unțești, Moldova
Died: July 7, 2008
 42 
Nicolae Constantin Batzaria
(Politician, Writer)
Nicolae Constantin Batzaria
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 20, 1874
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Krushevo, North Macedonia
Died: January 28, 1952
 43 
Gheorghe E. Cojocaru
(Historian)
Gheorghe E. Cojocaru
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Birthdate: February 8, 1963
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Moldova
 44 
Vazgen I
(Armenian Philosopher and Religious Leader)
Vazgen I
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Birthdate: October 3, 1908
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bucharest, Romania
Died: August 18, 1994

Vazgen I was an Armenian philosopher and religious leader. He is best remembered for his service as the Catholicos of All Armenians from 1955 to 1994, the fourth longest reign of all time. Vazgen I led the Armenian Church at the time of the dissolution of the Soviet Union. 

 45 
Denisa Stefanescu
(Fashionable Romanian Instagram star)
Denisa Stefanescu
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Listed In: Instagram Stars
Birthdate: December 14, 1996
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Romania
 46 
Teodosie Petrescu
(Archbishop of Tomis)
Teodosie Petrescu
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 12, 1955
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Vatra Dornei, Romania

Teodosie Petrescu is a Romanian cleric. Since 2001, he has been serving as the Archbishop of Tomis. Since 2002, he has also been serving as a professor, having received his Doctor of Theology degree in July 1999. In 2002, Teodosie Petrescu was honored with the Order of the Star of Romania.

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Teoctist Arăpașu
(Patriarch of the 'Romanian Orthodox Church' (1986 - 2007))
Teoctist Arăpașu
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 7, 1915
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Stăuceni, Romania
Died: July 30, 2007

Teoctist Arăpașu was a Romanian religious leader who served as the head of the Romanian Orthodox Church. In 1999, he invited Pope John Paul II to Romania, which marked the maiden visit of a Pope to an Eastern Orthodox country since 1054.