World Famous Romanians - Nadia Comaneci in Montreal

World Famous Romanians

HISTORICAL FIGURES

Vlad the Impaler, the inspiration behind Dracula character.

Vlad the Impaler, the inspiration behind Dracula character.

SPORTS

Nadia Comaneci, the most famous gymnast of all times.

Nadia Comaneci, the most famous gymnast of all times.

Gheorghe Hagi (Romanian former footballer, considered one of the best attacking midfielders in Europe during the 1980s and 1990s)

Gheorghe Hagi (Romanian former footballer, considered one of the best attacking midfielders in Europe during the 1980s and 1990s)


ARTS

Constantin Brancusi (sculptor)

Constantin Brancusi (sculptor)

WRITING

Herta Muller (novelist who wrote about life in communist times)

Herta Muller (novelist who wrote about life in communist times)

MUSIC AND BALLET

Angela Gheorgiu (world famous soprana)

Angela Gheorgiu (world famous soprana)

Alina Cojocaru (London Opera prima ballerina)

Alina Cojocaru (London Opera prima ballerina)

George Enescu (composer)

George Enescu (composer)


MOVIES

Marcel Iures (The Peace Maker, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, Interview with the Vampire, Mission: Impossible)

Marcel Iures (The Peace Maker, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End, Interview with the Vampire, Mission: Impossible)

Maia Morgenstern (The Passion Of The Christ)

Maia Morgenstern (The Passion Of The Christ)

Johnny Weissmuller (the first Tarzan)

Johnny Weissmuller (the first Tarzan)


AVIATION

Aurel Vlaicu (built the first arrow-shaped airplane)

Aurel Vlaicu (built the first arrow-shaped airplane)

Henri Coanda (aircraft designer, discovered the Coanda effect on fluidics; thanks to his discovery we have commercial airplanes today)

Henri Coanda (aircraft designer, discovered the Coanda effect on fluidics; thanks to his discovery we have commercial airplanes today)


SCIENCE

Aurel Babes (invented papsmear test for cervical cancer two years before Papa Nicolau)

Aurel Babes (invented papsmear test for cervical cancer two years before Papa Nicolau)

Victor Babes (discovered babesiosis)

Victor Babes (discovered babesiosis and is one of the founders of modern microbiology)

Lazar Edeleanu (the first chemist to synthesize amphetamine)

Lazar Edeleanu (the first chemist to synthesize amphetamine)

George Emil Palade (discoverer of ribosome, Nobel Prize winner). Ribosome or RNA is closely linked to DNA.

George Emil Palade (discoverer of ribosome, Nobel Prize winner). Ribosome or RNA is closely linked to DNA.

Nicolae Paulescu (physiologist and discoverer of insulin)

Nicolae Paulescu (physiologist and discoverer of insulin)


INVENTORS

Anastase Dragomir (inventor of the parachute and ejectable seat)

Anastase Dragomir (inventor of the parachute and ejectable seat)

Petrache Poenaru (invented the world’s first fountain pen)

Petrache Poenaru (invented the world’s first fountain pen)

Daniela Popescu

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