Nicolae Ceausescu

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Birthday
26, 1918
Birthplace
Scornicesti, Romania
Death Date
Dec 25, 1989 (71)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
26, 1918
Birthplace
Scornicesti, Romania
Death Date
Dec 25, 1989 (71)

About

Communist Party leader and President of Romania during the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s. He and his wife were shot to death during the Romanian Revolution by anti-communist forces.

Before Fame

By the time he was twenty years old, he had been arrested on numerous occasions for his communist activities.

Trivia

He issued a 1966 decree that criminalized abortion in Romania; this was his attempt to reverse the problem of population decline in his native country.

Family Life

With his wife Elena, he raised three children: physicist Valentin Ceaușescu, mathematician Zoia Ceaușescu, and politician Nicu Ceaușescu.

Associated With

He was born in the same year as Salvadoran political leader and fellow communist Cayetano Carpio.