Napoleon Săvescu (born June 24, 1946) is a Romanian-American physician known for being the supporter of some controversial theories regarding the origins and history of Dacians and Romanians. He is also the founder of the New York City-based "Dacia Revival International Society", which since 2000 is the organizer of the annually-held International Congress of Dacology.
His most famous theory says that the Romanians are not descendants of the Roman colonists and assimilated Dacians, as mainstream historians say, but that they are the descendants of only the Dacians, who spoke a language close to Latin.
"If the Harappa culture did not disappear after the Carpatho-Danubian invasion, how come the invaders themselves vanished, leaving no traces behind, or leaving, as Sir Wheeler put it, "nothing but a name?" How could the nomad Carpatho-Danubians, mainly a people of breeders, give birth not only to a new religion, but found splendid cities that outlived them to this day? How could the greatest and most complex literature in the world have come from these Carpatho-Danubian people? Actually, the whole Vedic literature is based on four texts (the oldest being Rig-Veda, Yajur-Veda and Sama-Veda, the later Athara-Veda and two poems resembling the Iliad and the Odyssey only two thousand years older; Ramnayana and Mahabharata have preserved a toponimy echoing that of the Aryan Carpatho-Danubians' homeland and share the same main theme - the enmity and rancor between two families fighting over the throne of Bahataral (according to some, today's Banat-Romania).— The Conquest of India by the Carpatho-Danubian People
Other controversial theories of his include the Dacians (or their ancestors) developing of the first alphabet in the world (see the Tărtăria tablets), the first set of laws or the Dacian conquest of Western Europe, India, Iraq, Japan and the Americas.
His theories are, however, disregarded by historical journals and most historians, e.g. Mircea Babeş, Lucian Boia and Alexandra Tomiţă, who label these theories as pseudoscience and protochronistic and consider that there is not enough scientific evidence to support them.
- Evenimentul Zilei "Ca şi cînd precedentele reuniuni n-ar fi fost de ajuns, dacologii bat cîmpii in centrul Capitalei" (in Romanian) 22 June 2002, and "Vine si partidul Dacii Liberi" (column by Cornel Nistorescu), 16 August 2001
- Observatorul Cultural "Burebista, contemporanul nostru" August 2001, and "Renaşterea Daciei?" August 2001 - to be searched in the archive of publication
- Savescu's site -- "True history of the Dacian nation".
- The Conquest of India by the Carpatho-Danubian People
- The Conquest of Sumer (Iraq) by the Carpatho-Danubian People
- The Conquest of America by the Carpatho-Danubian People (in Romanian language)
- The Conquest of Japan by the Carpatho-Danubian People (in Romanian language)