Lucretiu Patrascanu

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Pătrăşcanu, Lucreţiu


Born Nov. 4, 1900, in Bacău; died Apr. 16, 1954, in Bucharest. Leader of the Rumanian labor movement. Sociologist. Member of the Rumanian Communist Party from 1921.

The son of a writer, Pătrăşcanu graduated from the law school of the University of Bucharest and from the faculty of philosophy of the University of Leipzig (1925). In 1924 he defended his doctoral dissertation The Agrarian Reform in Greater Rumania and Its Results.

Pătrăşcanu was a delegate to the Fourth (1928) and Fifth (1931) Congresses of the Rumanian Communist Party (RCP). In 1931 he was a deputy to parliament. In 1933 and 1934 he represented the RCP at the Executive Committee of the Communist International. He was also editor of the newspaper Deşteptarea. One of the organizers of the people’s armed uprising of Aug. 23, 1944, he served as minister of justice from 1944 to 1948. He was a member of the Central Committee of the RCP from 1945 to 1948 and a member of the Central Committee’s Politburo from 1946 to 1948. Pătrăşcanu is the author of several studies on the socioeconomic development of prewar Rumania.


Un veac de frămîntări sociale, 1821–1907. Bucharest, 1969.
Sub trei dictaturi. Bucharest, 1970.


Analele institului de studii istorice şi social-politice de pe lîngă…, 1968, nos. 2–3. Pages 21–22.
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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