Dinu C. Giurescu

Dinu C. Giurescu (15 February 1927 – 24 April 2018) was a Romanian historian and politician.

Dinu C. Giurescu


He was born in Bucharest in 1927, the son of historian Constantin C. Giurescu. After attending the Saint Sava High School, he graduated from the University of Bucharest's Faculty of History in 1950, and obtained his PhD in History from the same university in 1968. That year he became a professor at the Bucharest National University of Arts, where he taught until 1987.[1]

Giurescu emigrated to the United States in 1988, where he published The Razing of Romania's Past, an analysis of the Nicolae Ceaușescu regime's policy toward the country's architectural heritage. He returned from exile in 1990,[2] whereupon he became a corresponding member of the Romanian Academy,[3] and a titular member in 2001.[4] From 1990 to 2011 he was a professor of history at the University of Bucharest. In 2012, he was elected to the Chamber of Deputies for a Bucharest seat, representing the Conservative Party.[5] He died of myocardial infarction at his home in Bucharest in 2018.


  • Giurescu, Dinu C. (2000). Romania in the Second World War (1939–1945). East European Monographs. Boulder, CO; New York: Columbia University Press. ISBN 9780880334433. OCLC 1170535723.


  1. ^ "A murit academicianul Dinu C. Giurescu". Historia (in Romanian). Retrieved 19 September 2020.
  2. ^ Sorin Antohi, Balázs Trencsényi, Péter Apor (eds.), Narratives Unbound: Historical Studies in Post-Communist Eastern Europe, p. 356. Central European University Press, 2007, ISBN 9637326855
  3. ^ (in Romanian) Curriculum vitae at the Chamber of Deputies site; accessed 31 July 2013
  4. ^ (in Romanian) Membrii Academiei Române din 1866 până în prezent at the Romanian Academy site; accessed 31 July 2013
  5. ^ (in Romanian) 2012- profile at the Chamber of Deputies site; accessed 31 July 2013