Petrache Poenaru

Physicist, Inventor

1799 – 1875

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Who was Petrache Poenaru?

Petrache Poenaru was a Romanian inventor of the Enlightenment era.

Poenaru, who had studied in Paris and Vienna and, later, completed his specialized studies in England, was a mathematician, physicist, engineer, inventor, teacher and organizer of the educational system, as well as a politician, agronomist, and zootechnologist, founder of the Philharmonic Society, the Botanical Gardens and the National Museum of Antiquities in Bucharest.

While a student in Paris, Petrache Poenaru invented the world's first fountain pen, an invention for which the French Government issued a patent on 25 May 1827.

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Born
Jan 10, 1799
Nicolae Bălcescu, Vâlcea
Nationality
  • Wallachia
Profession
Education
  • École Polytechnique
Died
Oct 2, 1875

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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