Legacy of Romanian People of Romania, Eastern-European Country

Roxana Anton


The legacy offered to humanity by the Romanian people, who lived in Romania, Europe, for many thousands of years, described very briefly, in some of its multiple fields.

Romanian Science and Invention

There were, in time, many inventions in aviation.

The most prolific inventor in Romania is Henry Coandă (1886 - 1972), mentioned as the author of the jet plane. He is also the inventor of the lenticular aerodynamic, built on the Coandă effect (a kind of flying saucer), this being an invention for the third millennium. Henry Coandă is the author of other inventions of great interest such as high-speed tubular propulsion transport system, by applying the Coandă effect, (the working fluid being the compressed air that determines ultrafast movement), the cruciform antiseismic building, or ocean oil tank high capacity, etc.

On May 6, 1911, Ion Paulat presented a seaplane in the Flügsport magazine in Frankfurt, which was among the first in the world.

Among the most beloved national heroes, is the young man from Bintenţi, Aurel Vlaicu (1882 - 1913), an aircraft builder, inventor, and pilot who opened the way in world aviation. "I would consider myself overly rewarded for my fourteen years of hard work, fear, and excruciating hope if I knew I had done something, at least for the progress of science and for the happiness of men." He designed and built two monoplane aircraft in 1910 (Vlaicu I) and 1911 (Vlaicu II) and between 1912 and 1913 he designed Vlaicu III, the first metal construction aircraft in the world. At the Aspen International Competition in Vienna in 1912, he won the prize for landing at a fixed point, with an airplane designed, built, and piloted by himself.

Anastase Dragomir is the forerunner of the catapulted cockpit of the plane when it is in danger of crashing. The Romanian inventor patented the process in France (patent no. 675566/1930) but experienced it since August 28, 1929, at the airport near Orly, the parachute cell being launched by the French aviator Bussontrott.

The advent of the telephone (1876 Graham Bell) was a revolution in communication technology. Its use does not require a high science for users (caller and receiver), so it spread all over the world, including Romania (1882) quite quickly (with improvements by Hughes and Edison).

Telephony came to a standstill when, due to the very large increase in users (new circuits), the blockage was reached. That is why it was necessary to transmit several messages on the same power line.

The first researcher to design and build a multi-telephony operational installation in audible frequency microphones was the Romanian Augustin Maior in 1906, with a duplex telephone scheme, in the electricity laboratory of the Budapest Post Office, and then on a 15 km telephone line on which he transmitted five calls in a multiplex. In an article published in 1907 in the journal Elektrotechnische zeitschrift he showed that he had managed to transmit the five conversations simultaneously.

Culture and Spirituality Innovation

"A long line of creators in the field of Orthodox theology, literature, historiography, philosophy, and sociology illustrates how Romanian science has established itself throughout the world.

Thus Saint Niceta de Remesiana (338-340 - c. 420) theologian and musicologist is the creator of the masterpiece hymn Tedeum Laudamus, sung today in Christian churches around the world (Orthodox, Catholic, Protestant).

St. John Casian (360-435) is the founder of monastic life in Western Europe and one of the great doctrinaires of the church.

Dimitrie Cantemir (1673 - 1723) historian, writer, ethnographer, archaeologist, orientalist, a philosopher is considered one of the founders of ethnography as a science (Descriptio Moldaviae), and of orientalism.

Mihai Eminescu, the famous Romanian poet, represents the integral Expression of the Romanian soul.

Nicolae Iorga - historian, scientist, represents the highest incorporation of Romanian intelligence.

Titu Maiorescu (whose work is considered one of the highest peaks of European literary romanticism), lyrical performer of the great expressive force of the fundamental myths of Romanians, managed with great power of abstraction and synthesis, to anticipate even some theories from the exact sciences related to the birth of the Universe, expressed in an unparalleled literary form.

Nicolae Iorga through his work totaling over 3000 volumes published in Romanian, German, English, Italian, French is one of the founders of the nation's sociology.

Lucian Blaga, philosopher and writer, is the theorist of the collective subconscious in culture together with the Swiss Carl Gustav Jung and the Romanian Mircea Eliade. He said that eternity was born in the village. The people of the village (the primordial village) live in harmony with nature. Inventions are not a priori destructive; they become so only through the way man uses them. Christian morality is of paramount importance to man's attitude toward nature.

The most important historian of religions in universal culture is considered Mircea Eliade, along with Dumitru Stăniloaie (1903-1993) regarded as one of the greatest Christian thinkers in human history.

Further emphasizing the importance of the use of creation and especially of inventions, we can show that the same nuclear energy can serve noble purposes, or can be used destructively. Ştefania Mărăcineanu, Romanian physicist, discoverer of artificial radioactivity with approx. ten years before scientist Irene Joliot Curie, used it to provoke artificial rain in desert lands.

Precisely in order not to use inventions for destructive purposes, it is necessary to communicate between people, regardless of language, geographical, religious barriers. Music was and continues to be the most convenient means of communication.

Among the most famous Romanians who transmit information about our soul through music, we mention Ion Căianu Valachus (1629-1683), who left us the Codex, which contains the Romanian songs, George Enescu, violinist, pianist, composer, a conductor who brought Romanian cult music at the level of universal music and Pascal Bentoiu, composer and the most important exeget of Enescu's work.

The few landmarks are not enough to know the creativity in Romania. Only those who cross the country from one end to the other, visiting the monasteries, museums, and especially trying a direct contact with the people of these places, will have the revelation of the true dimension of the culture and civilization of the Romanian people.

Nicolae Aurelian Diaconescu [Nicu al Popii] (20 Feb 2006), source here:



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