Corneliu Coposu

Romanian Politician
Born May 20, 1914

Corneliu Coposu was a conservative Romanian politician.

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1914 Birth Born on May 20, 1914.


1940 26 Years Old Coposu moved to Bucharest in 1940, when Northern Transylvania was ceded to Hungary, and, during World War II, he was an important member of the PNŢ delegation in the clandestine opposition to Ion Antonescu's regime. … Read More


1945 31 Years Old In 1945, after the royal coup against the Antonescu regime, Coposu became deputy secretary of the PNŢ and, after the reunion of Northern Transylvania, the party's delegate to the leadership of provisional administrative bodies.
1946 32 Years Old He was also active in organizing the party as the main opposition to the Communist Party and the Petru Groza cabinet before the 1946 general election. … Read More
1947 33 Years Old …  In the 1990s, during debates over the overall number of victims of the Communist regime between 1947 and 1964, Coposu spoke of 282,000 arrests and 190,000 deaths in custody. … Read More


1989 75 Years Old On 22 December 1989, (during the Romanian Revolution), he and Ion Raţiu issued a manifesto that confirmed the PNŢ's entry into legality, under the name Christian-Democratic National Peasants' Party. … Read More
1990 76 Years Old Present at his party's headquarters, he was targeted by the first Mineriad on January 28, 1990, but was protected by Prime Minister Petre Roman, who protected him from violence by commissioning an armored vehicle to drive him away.
1991 77 Years Old He successfully grouped various organizations into the Romanian Democratic Convention (CDR), of which he was the leader between 1991 and 1993.
1992 78 Years Old He was elected to the Senate of Romania in the 1992 general election. In 1995, the government of France granted him the Grand Officier de la Légion d'Honneur during a ceremony in Bucharest. … Read More
1995 82 Years Old Died on November 11, 1995.
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