Gheorghe Costaforu

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Gheorghe Costaforu
Minister of Foreign Affairs
In office
March 11, 1871 – April 27, 1873
Monarch Carol I of Romania
Preceded by Nicolae Callimachi-Catargiu
Succeeded by Vasile Boerescu
Personal details
Born (1816-10-26)October 26, 1816
Died November 28, 1876(1876-11-28) (aged 60)
Children Constantin Costa-Foru

Gheorghe Costaforu (October 26, 1820 – November 28, 1876) was a lawyer, university professor and Romanian politician who served as the Minister of Foreign Affairs.

Life and career[edit]

A graduate of Law School at Sorbonne University, Costaforu became the author of contemporary education system in Romania. He was one of the initiators of a large university palace complex construction at Bucharest University which was started in 1857. In 1864, he was appointed the university's first rector by decree of Alexandru Ioan Cuza, serving until 1871. From March 11, 1871 to April 27, 1873, Costa-Foru served as Minister of Foreign Affairs and in 1873, he was the Romanian envoy to Vienna.[1]


  1. ^ Kellogg, Frederick (1984). The road to Romanian independence. West Lafayette, Indiana: Purdue University Press. p. 94. ISBN 1-55753-065-3. Retrieved 2010-09-20.