Constantin Coandă

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Constantin Coandă

Constantin Coandă (4 March 1857 – 30 September 1932)[1][2] was a Romanian soldier and politician. He reached the rank of general in the Romanian Army, and later became a mathematics professor at the National School of Bridges and Roads in Bucharest. Among his seven children was Henri Coandă, the discoverer of the Coandă effect.

During World War I, for a short time (24 October – 29 November 1918), he was the Prime Minister of Romania[3] and the Foreign Affairs Minister. He participated in the signing of the Treaty of Neuilly between the Allies of World War I and Bulgaria.

Coandă was born in Craiova. On 8 December 1920, during his term as president of the Romanian Senate (representing Alexandru Averescu's People's Party), he was badly wounded by a bomb set up by the terrorist and anarchist Max Goldstein.

He died, aged 75, in Bucharest.


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  2. ^ Nicolae Titulescu (1994). Romania's foreign policy: 1937. Encyclopaedic Publishing House. p. 305. ISBN 978-973-45-0092-5.
  3. ^ Kurt W. Treptow; Centrul de Studii Românești̦ (1999). Romania During the World War I Era. Center for Romanian Studies.