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Traian Vuia

Traian Vuia's plane Traian Vuia (1872-1950) Romanian inventor, designed and flew the world's first aircraft to use flight control instruments. 1872: Traian Vuia is born on the 17th of August in a village known as Surducul Mic, Timis County. Today this village bears the inventor's name: Traian Vuia. 1878: Vuia goes to primary school in his village, after which he leaves the village for the town...

Emil Racovita

Emil Racovita (1868-1947) Romanian biologist, president of Romania Academy; on Amundsen's Belgica on its cruise to the Antarctic continent. 1868: Emil Racovita is born in Iasi on the 15th of November. He spent his childhood at Soranesti, Vaslui County, in the family estate. He is educated in Iasi under the guidance of professor and writer Ion Creanga and after wards he...

Anghel Saligny

Anghel Saligny's bridge over Danube Anghel Saligny (1854-1925) Romanian civil engineer and scientist; first to make use of reinforced concrete; designed and built the longest bridge in Europe at that time. 1882: He produces the layout for and realises the construction of the railway bridges on the line between Adjud and Tg Ocna, and the double way viaduct and railway bridge on the Siret, at Cosmesti, to be...

Henri Coanda

Henri Coanda (1886-1972) Romanian engineer, specialist in aerodynamics; he achieved in 1910 the first aero reactive flight in the world. 1886: On the 7th of June Henri Coanda is born in Bucharest. - He attends the courses of "Sf. Sava" College in Bucharest and Military High School in Iasi. 1905: Graduates the Military School of Artilery in Bucharest. 1906: He makes his...

Aurel Vlaicu

Aurel Vlaicu's plane - Vlaicu 2 Traian Vuia (1872-1950) Romanian inventor, designed and flew the world's first aircraft to use flight control instruments. 1872: Traian Vuia is born on the 17th of August in a village known as Surducul Mic, Timis County. Today this village bears the inventor's name: Traian Vuia. 1878: Vuia goes to primary school in his village, after which he leaves the village for the town...

George Emil Palade

George Emil Palade (1912-) Nobel Prize Laureate for Medicine (1974) for discoveries concerning the structural and functional organization of the cells. 1912: He is born on the 19th of November in Iasi, Iasi County - M.D. from the School of Medicine of the University of Bucharest and Member of the Faculty of the School of Medicine 1945: Goes to the United States for...

Gheoghe Marinescu

Gheorghe Marinescu (1863-1938) neurologist; founder of the Romanian School of Neurology; among the first in the world to apply methods from histology in neurology. Although attracted by technical matters, mathematics and engineering, he studied at the Faculty of Medicine from Bucharest. During his studies in Paris (1889) he made the first X-rays photos in acromegalia. In...

Victor Babes

Victor Babes (1854-1926) Romanian physician, founder of modern microbiology; he wrote the first treatise on bacteriology; discovered more than 50 new germs and initiated serotherapy and was one of the first in promoting modern ideas about antibiotics. 1854: He is born in Wien, in a family from Banat region. - Victor Babes studies medicine even if he wants to become an actor...

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