Aurel Popovici, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Aurel Popovici

Romanian politician

Date of Birth: 04-Oct-1863

Place of Birth: Lugoj, TimiČ™ County, Romania

Date of Death: 09-Feb-1917

Profession: politician, journalist, opinion journalist

Zodiac Sign: Libra

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About Aurel Popovici

  • Aurel Constantin Popovici (16 October 1863 Lugos, Kingdom of Hungary, Austrian Empire – 9 February 1917 Geneva, Switzerland) was an ethnic Romanian Austro-Hungarian lawyer and politician.
  • Son of an artisan, he completed primary and secondary education and studied at the Hungarian Gymnasium in Lugoj (Lugos) (1873-1880), and then at Romanian Lyceum in Beiu? (BelĂ©nyes) (1880-1884).
  • In 1885, he enrolled at the University of Vienna to study medicine and philosophy and later transferred to the University of Graz.
  • In 1891, he became one of the leaders of the National Romanian Party and one of the editors of Tribuna.
  • Together with other Romanian intellectuals of the National Romanian Party, in 1892 he signed the Transylvanian Memorandum, a document pleading for equal rights with Hungarians in Transylvania, and demanding an end to persecutions and Magyarization attempts.
  • In 1893, he moved to Austria, then to Italy and later Romania.
  • In 1899, he founded the journal România Juna (The young Romania) in Bucharest.In 1906, in his book, he proposed the federalization of the Austro-Hungarian monarchy into the so-called United States of Greater Austria.
  • Between 1908 and 1909, he was the editor-in-chief and director of Romanian journal Samanatorul ("The Sower") in Bucharest.
  • In 1912, he settled in Vienna.
  • After Romania's entrance into World War I in 1916, he moved to Geneva and died there in 1917.
  • He was buried in the cemetery next to St.
  • Nicholas Church in Brasov (BrassĂł). It was not until the 1980s that his work was subjected to scholarly analysis and historiographic assessments.

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