Dumitru Berciu, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Dumitru Berciu

Romanian historian, archaeologist

Date of Birth: 27-Jan-1907

Place of Birth: Bobaița, Mehedinți County, Romania

Date of Death: 01-Jul-1998

Profession: historian, archaeologist, anthropologist

Nationality: Romania

Zodiac Sign: Aquarius

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About Dumitru Berciu

  • Dumitru Berciu (27 January 1907, Bobaita, Mehedinti – 1 July 1998, Bucharest) was a Romanian historian and archaeologist, honorary member of the Romanian Academy. He conducted research in South-Eastern and Central Europe, focusing on Geto-Dacians, Thracians and Celts.
  • Dumitru Berciu was governor of National Bank of Romania between 1934 and 1944 and the director of the Romanian Institute of Thracology in Bucharest after 1948.
  • Later in his career, he also focused on the Neolithic and Chalcolithic periods in the Balkans.
  • He is known for his contribution to the development of absolute chronology of prehistoric settlements in the Balkans (Romania and Bulgaria). He was a modern Maecenas for the Romanian culture.
  • He helped people, supported foundations, journals and institutions.
  • In 1921, Dumitru Berciu founded the Drobeta-Turnu Severin City Library and donated over 30,000 volumes.
  • He financially supported lifting the Drobeta-Turnu Severin Palace of Culture, where he installed his library bearing his name to date.

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