Alexandru Papiu-Ilarian (27 September 1827, Bezded, Sălaj County – 23 October [O.S. 11 October] 1877, Sibiu) was a Romanian revolutionary and lawyer.
His father was a Greek-catholic priest, Ioan Pop. He grew up in Budiu de Câmpie, near Târgu Mureş, and finished high school in Cluj. He was active in the Revolution of 1848.
He was a founder and president of the Transylvania Society, between 1867 and 1874. He was elected to the Romanian Academy in 1868. As member of the Bar in Bucharest, he pleaded in court the case of the oxcart drivers from Giurgiu, in 1873.
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