Lucrețiu Pătrășcanu

Politician, Deceased Person

1900 – 1954

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Who was Lucrețiu Pătrășcanu?

Lucrețiu Pătrășcanu was a Romanian communist politician and leading member of the Communist Party of Romania, also noted for his activities as a lawyer, sociologist and economist. For a while, he was a professor at Bucharest University. The author of ample studies of social history, which expressed Marxist views, he was at the center of several controversies concerning his attitudes towards nationalism.

Pătrășcanu rose to a government position before the end of World War II and, after having disagreed with Stalinist tenets on several occasions, eventually came into conflict with the Romanian Communist government of Gheorghe Gheorghiu-Dej. He became a political prisoner and was ultimately executed; fourteen years after Pătrășcanu's death, Romania's new communist leader, Nicolae Ceaușescu, endorsed his rehabilitation as part of a change in policy.

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Born
Nov 4, 1900
Romania
Also known as
  • Lucretiu Patrascanu
Nationality
  • Romania
Profession
Education
  • University of Bucharest
  • University of Leipzig
Employment
  • University of Bucharest
Lived in
  • Bacău
Died
Apr 17, 1954

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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