Radu Florescu

Historian, Film story contributor

1925 –

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Who is Radu Florescu?

Radu Florescu is a Romanian academic who holds the position of Emeritus Professor of History at Boston College. He was Director of the East European Research Center at Boston College, and also a professor of history.

Florescu was born in Bucharest. He received his B.A. and M.A. degrees from Christ Church, Oxford in Great Britain, before moving to the United States, where he completed his Ph.D. at Indiana University. Radu Florescu is now living in the south of France and travels to Boston, where he is working on a new book.

He has written many academic articles and books on Romanian history. He is the author of several other books on Romanian and East European history, including Essays on Roumanian History, The Struggle against Russia in the Romanian Principalities, Dracula: Prince of Many Faces, In Search of Dracula, and In Search of Frankenstein.

He also contributed to "Historical Mysteries", with his essay concerning the events surrounding the disappearance of the children of Hamelin in 1284.

From 1996 to 2004, Florescu served as Honorary Consul for New England by the Romanian Foreign Ministry, the first person to be appointed to such a position in the United States. His first job as honorary consul was to oversee voting by Boston-area Romanian citizens in one of the first democratic Romanian elections since the Revolution of 1989. He is now Emeritus Honorary Consul.

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Oct 23, 1925
  • United States of America
  • Romania
  • France
  • Indiana University
  • Christ Church, Oxford
  • Indiana University Bloomington
Lived in
  • Bucharest

on July 23, 2013


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