Vasile Boerescu

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Vasile Boerescu
Minister of Justice
In office
May 28, 1860 – July 5, 1860
Monarch Alexandru Ioan Cuza
In office
July 13, 1860 – April 14, 1861
Monarch Alexandru Ioan Cuza
In office
November 16, 1868 – January 21, 1870
Monarch Carol I of Romania
Minister of Foreign Affairs
In office
April 28, 1873 – January 29, 1876
Preceded by Gheorghe Costaforu
Succeeded by Ion Bălăceanu
In office
July 11, 1879 – April 9, 1881
Monarch Carol I of Romania
Preceded by Ion C. Câmpineanu
Succeeded by Dimitrie A. Sturdza
Minister of Religion and Public Instruction
In office
July 13, 1860 – October 17, 1860
In office
January 9, 1874 – April 7, 1874
Monarch Carol I of Romania
Personal details
Born (1830-01-01)January 1, 1830
Bucharest, Wallachia
Died November 18, 1883(1883-11-18) (aged 53)
Paris, France

Vasile Boerescu (January 1, 1830 – November 18, 1883) was a journalist, lawyer and Romanian politician who served as the Minister of Justice, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Minister of Religion and Public Instruction and held other various governmental offices during the existence of United Principalities.

Early years[edit]

During the Wallachian Revolution of 1848, Boerescu was a student at Saint Sava National College in Bucharest and worked for a local newspaper. He graduated from college in 1850, and after a period of training at the School of Law in Bucharest, he moved to Paris where he obtained his license in 1855 and PhD in Law in 1857. In October 1857, he also founded the newspaper Naţionalul.

While in France, Boerescu promoted political rights of the Romanians under foreign prince. In 1857, after returning to Romania, he was hired as a professor of commercial law at the College of Saint Sava and in 1859 he started teaching law at the University of Bucharest. In March 1871, he became the rector of Bucharest University and in October 1873 a Dean of the Law Faculty.

Political career[edit]

In January 1859 he was elected a deputy to the Legislative Assembly of Wallachia. Boerescu served as the Minister of Justice in three terms from May 28 to July 5, 1860, from July 13, 1860 to April 14, 1861 and from November 16, 1868 until January 21, 1870. He was then appointed the Minister of Foreign Affairs serving two terms from April 28, 1873 until January 29, 1876 and from July 11, 1879 to April 9, 1881.[1] As a foreign minister, he conducted a balanced foreign policy vis-à-vis Ottoman Empire and played an active role in unification of Moldavian and Wallachian principalities.[2] Boerescu also held the office of Minister of Religion and Public Instruction from July 13 to October 17, 1860 and from January 9 to April 7, 1874), Head of State Board of Education in October 1863 and Vice Chairman of the State Council in 1864. In 1866 he was elected to the Romanian Parliament.[3]

Boerescu died on November 18, 1883 in Paris.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Kellogg, Frederick (1984). The road to Romanian independence. United States. p. 94. ISBN 1-55753-065-3. Retrieved 2010-09-20. 
  2. ^ "The Union of Principates 1859". Retrieved 2010-09-20. [dead link]
  3. ^ "Biography of Vasile Boerescu". Retrieved 2010-09-20.