Petrache Poenaru, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death

    

Petrache Poenaru

Romanian inventor

Date of Birth: 10-Jan-1799

Place of Birth: Nicolae Bălcescu, Vâlcea County, Romania

Date of Death: 02-Oct-1875

Profession: engineer, physicist, mathematician

Nationality: Romania

Zodiac Sign: Capricorn


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About Petrache Poenaru

  • Petrache Poenaru (Romanian pronunciation: [pe'trake po.e'naru]; 1799–1875) was a Romanian inventor of the Enlightenment era. Poenaru, who had studied in Paris and Vienna and, later, completed his specialized studies in England, was a mathematician, physicist, engineer, inventor, teacher and organizer of the educational system, as well as a politician, agronomist, and zootechnologist, founder of the Philharmonic Society, the Botanical Gardens and the National Museum of Antiquities in Bucharest. While a student in Paris, Petrache Poenaru invented the world's first fountain pen, an invention for which the French Government issued a patent on 25 May 1827.

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