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1. Nicolae Iorga
Nicolae Iorga was a Romanian historian, politician, literary critic, memoirist, Albanologist, poet and playwright. Co-founder of the Democratic Nationalist Party (PND), he served as a member of Parliament, President of the Deputies' Assembly and Senate, cabinet minister and briefly (1931–32) as Prime Minister. A child prodigy, polymath and polyglot, Iorga produced an unusually large body of scholarly works, establishing his international reputation as a medievalist, Byzantinist, Latinist, Slavist, art historian and philosopher of history. Holding teaching positions at the University of Bucharest, the University of Paris and several other academic institutions, Iorga was founder of the International Congress of Byzantine Studies and the Institute of South-East European Studies (ISSEE). His activity also included the transformation of Vălenii de Munte town into a cultural and academic center.
2. Mihai Eminescu
Mihai Eminescu was a Romanian Romantic poet from Moldavia, novelist, and journalist, generally regarded as the most famous and influential Romanian poet. Eminescu was an active member of the Junimea literary society and worked as an editor for the newspaper Timpul, the official newspaper of the Conservative Party (1880–1918). His poetry was first published when he was 16 and he went to Vienna, Austria to study when he was 19. The poet's manuscripts, containing 46 volumes and approximately 14,000 pages, were offered by Titu Maiorescu as a gift to the Romanian Academy during the meeting that was held on 25 January 1902. Notable works include Luceafărul, Odă în metru antic, and the five Letters (Epistles/Satires). In his poems, he frequently used metaphysical, mythological and historical subjects.
3. Ion Luca Caragiale
Ion Luca Caragiale was a Romanian playwright, short story writer, poet, theater manager, political commentator and journalist. Leaving behind an important cultural legacy, he is considered one of the greatest playwrights in Romanian language and literature, as well as one of its most important writers and a leading representative of local humour. Alongside Mihai Eminescu, Ioan Slavici and Ion Creangă, he is seen as one of the main representatives of Junimea, an influential literary society with which he nonetheless parted during the second half of his life. His work, spanning four decades, covers the ground between Neoclassicism, Realism, and Naturalism, building on an original synthesis of foreign and local influences.
4. Sfântul Anton de Padova
Anthony of Padua or Anthony of Lisbon was a Portuguese Catholic priest and friar of the Franciscan Order. He was born and raised by a wealthy family in Lisbon, Portugal, and died in Padua, Italy. Noted by his contemporaries for his powerful preaching, expert knowledge of scripture, and undying love and devotion to the poor and the sick, he was one of the most quickly canonized saints in church history, being canonized less than a year after his death. He was proclaimed a Doctor of the Church by Pope Pius XII on 16 January 1946.
5. Nicolae Simache Clock Museum
The "Nicolae Simache" Clock Museum is a county museum in Ploieşti, Romania. Organized at the initiative of Professor N. I. Simache, as a section of the History Museum, it dates back to 1963. It was first installed in a hall in the Palace of Culture, until, through acquisitions, it acquired a heritage so rich that it needed its own place. He was then provided with the Luca Elefterescu House, which was adapted to the new purpose; the fitting-out works were completed in 1971 and the museum opened in January 1972.
6. Biserica „Sfântul Gheorghe” - Vechi
The "Saint George" - Vechi Church is a Romanian Orthodox church located in the central area of Ploiesti city in Romania, on Independence Boulevard, which connects the central square of the city to the South Railway Station. It is known for its bell tower, classified as a historical monument and dating from 1830–1831, although the church itself has been demolished and rebuilt since then, not keeping any aspect that would give it the status of a monument-building.
7. Alexandru Ioan Cuza
Alexandru Ioan Cuza was the first domnitor (Ruler) of the Romanian Principalities through his double election as prince of Moldavia on 5 January 1859 and prince of Wallachia on 24 January 1859, which resulted in the unification of both states. He was a prominent figure of the Revolution of 1848 in Moldavia. Following his double election, he initiated a series of reforms that contributed to the modernization of Romanian society and of state structures.
8. Mihai Viteazul
Michael the Brave, born as Mihai Pătrașcu, was the Prince of Wallachia, Prince of Moldavia (1600) and de facto ruler of Transylvania. He is considered one of Romania's greatest national heroes. Since the 19th century, Michael the Brave has been regarded by Romanian nationalists as a symbol of Romanian unity, as his reign marked the first time all principalities inhabited by Romanians were under the same ruler.
9. Biserica Reformată
The Reformed Church in Romania is the organization of the Calvinist church in Romania. The majority of its followers are of Hungarian ethnicity and Hungarian is the main church language. The large majority of the Church's parishes are in Transylvania; according to the 2002 census, 701,077 people or 3.15% of the total population belong to the Reformed Church. About 95% of the members were of Hungarian ethnicity.
10. National Museum of Oil
The National Petroleum Museum of Ploiesti was inaugurated on October 8, 1961, the result of the centennial celebration of Romania's oil industry in 1857. It is one of the only museums of its kind in the country and Europe. Hosted by a beautiful building, some halls and a courtyard transformed into an outdoor exhibition are arranged. The museum's heritage grew from 800 pieces in 1961 to more than 8,000 in 1994.
11. Casa de Cultură a Sindicatelor din Ploiești
The work, conceived in May 1968, was executed according to the plans of the architect Gheorghe Dorin of T. C. M. Prahova, and ended in May 1972. She has hosted numerous political or cultural meetings, symposiums and conferences, performances, patronizes the Folkloric Ensemble "Chindia", the Plastic Circle "Pastel", activated the Choir "Ioan Cristu Danielescu", literary, ballet circles, etc.
12. Henric al IV-lea
Henry IV, also known by the epithets Good King Henry or Henry the Great, was King of Navarre from 1572 and King of France from 1589 to 1610. He was the first monarch of France from the House of Bourbon, a cadet branch of the Capetian dynasty. He was assassinated in 1610 by François Ravaillac, a Catholic zealot, and was succeeded by his son Louis XIII.
13. Inginer Anghel Saligny
Anghel Saligny was a Romanian engineer, most famous for designing the Fetești-Cernavodă railway bridge (1895) over the Danube, the longest bridge in Europe at that time. He also designed the storage facilities in Constanța seaport, one of the earliest examples of reinforced concrete architecture in Europe.
14. Catedrala Sfântul Ioan Botezătorul
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, located on Boulevard of the Republic nr. 12, is the most imposing church in Ploiesti and one of the main architectural landmarks of the city. The cathedral bell tower is included on the list of historical monuments in Prahova County with the code number LMI PH-II-m-A-16261.
15. Biserica Domnească Sfinții Apostoli Petru și Pavel
The Royal Church of Ploiesti, dedicated to Saints Peter and Paul, is a historical monument located on the territory of Ploiesti. In the National Archaeological Repertoire, the monument appears with the code 130543.36.
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