Dimitrie Drăghicescu

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Dimitrie Drăghicescu (or Dumitru Drăghicescu) (1875–1945) was a Romanian politician, sociologist, diplomat and writer.

Dimitrie Drăghicescu was born on May 4, 1875 in the village of Zăvoieni, Vâlcea County, Romania. After finishing grammar school in his native village, he attended Carol I High School in Craiova and thereafter the Law Faculty of Bucharest University. In 1901 he left for Paris where he studied at the Collège de France where he studied with Emile Durkheim, Gabriel de Tarde, Henri Bergson, Theodule Armand Ribot. He also attended the lectures organized by the Académie des Sciences Morales et Politiques.

On May 17, 1904 he obtained his doctor's degree in Sociology. In 1905 he was appointed associate professor of Sociology at the University of Bucharest.

During World War I, from 1916 to 1918 he lived in France where he was active in promoting the ideas of a national Romanian state. On April 9–12, 1918 he attended the "Congress of Nationalities" in Rome with Nicolae Lupu and Simion Mândrescu, as members of the group supporting the right of Romanians to a state within their national ethnic borders and demanding the recognition of Romania as a cobelligerent country.

From 1934 to 1936 he was minister plenipotentiary in Mexico.

He committed suicide[citation needed] on September 14, 1945.

Works[edit]

  • Din psihologia poporului român - Bucharest, 1907 (republished in Editura Albatros, 1996 ISBN 973-24-0351-9)

References[edit]

  • Istoria Transilvaniei, Vol.2, Editura Gh. Bariţiu, Cluj, 1997
  • Sociologia - ca disciplina de studiu, institutie si profesie [1]
  • Potra, George G. - Reacţii necunoscute la demiterea lui Titulescu 29 August 1936: O "mazilire perfidă" - Magazin Istoric, 1998, Nr. 6