Manea Mănescu, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Manea Mănescu

Romanian politician

Date of Birth: 09-Aug-1916

Place of Birth: Brăila, Braila, Romania

Date of Death: 27-Feb-2009

Profession: politician, economist

Nationality: Romania

Zodiac Sign: Leo

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About Manea Mănescu

  • Manea Manescu (9 August 1916 – 27 February 2009) was a Romanian communist politician who served as Prime Minister for five years (29 March 1974 – 29 March 1979) during Nicolae Ceausescu's Communist regime. Manescu's father was a Communist Party veteran from Ploie?ti, who in the early 1920s supported the transformation of the Socialist Party into the Communist Party.
  • In 1944, after the coup d'état, he worked together with Nicolae Ceausescu, his future brother-in-law, in the Communist Youth Union.
  • In 1951, Manescu was appointed as head of the Department of Economics at Bucharest University and Director General of the Central Directorate of Statistics.
  • He served as Finance Minister from 1955 until 1957. In December 1967, he was appointed Chairman of the Economic Council.
  • He was promoted to full membership of the Executive Committee in December 1968 and, after holding various positions in the party and government, and in March 1973 he became Prime Minister, a position he held until 1979, when he retired, reportedly due to ill health.
  • He died in 2009, aged 92, 20 years after the Romanian Revolution that overthrew Ceausescu and his regime.

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