|President of Moldavian Democratic Republic|
December 15, 1917 – April 9, 1918
|Prime Minister||Pantelimon Erhan
|Succeeded by||Union with Romania|
|President of Sfatul Țării|
December 4, 1917 – April 9, 1918
|Succeeded by||Constantin Stere|
|Member of the Moldovan Parliament|
April 5, 1884|
Răzeni, Russian Empire
|Died||November 18, 1940
|Political party||Bessarabian Peasants' Party|
|Children||Ion I. Inculeț
Georgel I. Inculeț
|Religion||Eastern Orthodox Church|
Born in Răzeni, the Russian Empire, now in Republic of Moldova, Inculeț graduated the Chișinău Seminary, studied medicine for a year at the Estonian Dorpat University and then he moved to Saint Petersburg, where he graduated in science at the Saint Petersburg University, working there as a lecturer.
After getting his PhD in 1915, Inculeț works as physicist at the Meteorological Observatory, while in the same time, he writes for the Basarabia newspaper of Constantin Stere. Participating in the February Revolution, on May 25 Inculeț was sent by Alexander Kerensky as a representative of the Russian Provisional Government to Bessarabia to follow the evolution of events.
President of the Moldovan Parliament
Sfatul Țării, a representative body was formed on November 21, 1917, and Inculeț is chosen in unanimity its president. The first session of Sfatul Țării was held on December 4 [O.S. November 21] 1917, and chose Ion Inculeț as its president.
President of Moldavian Democratic Republic
On December 15 [O.S. December 2] 1917, Sfatul Țării proclaimed the Moldavian Democratic Republic, with Inculeț as President. On April 9 [O.S. March 27] 1918, Sfatul Țării decided the union of Bessarabia with Romania and Inculeț was appointed Minister for Bessarabia in the Romanian government.
On October 22 [O.S. October 9] 1918, Ioan Simionescu proposed Inculeț to be a member of the Romanian Academy and he was elected as a full member on the meeting which took place the following day. His inaugural speech was named "Space and time in new scientific light" and it talked about the importance of Einstein's 1916 Theory of Relativity.
Inculeţ died on 18 November 1940 and was buried at the Bellu cemetery in Bucharest. The remains of Ion C. Inculeț and his spouse, Roxana Cantacuzino, were moved to Bârnova on June 7, 1942. The tombs of Inculeț and his wife are inside the Bârnova church (built 1942-47).
The house of Ion Inculeţ from Bârnova
The statue of Ion Inculeţ in Bârnova
The tomb of Ion Inculeţ inside the Bârnova church
formation of republic
|President of Moldavian Democratic Republic
December 15, 1917 - April 9, 1918
Union with Romania