Elena Pop-Hossu-Longin

Elena Pop-Hossu-Longin (26 November 1862 – 15 May 1940) was an Austro-Hungarian-born Romanian writer, journalist, socialist, suffragist and women's rights activist.[1]


Elena Pop was born in Szilágyillésfalva (Băsești) (Szilágy County, Austria-Hungary) in the family of Maria Loșonți and the politician, Gheorghe Pop de Băsești.[2]

In 1882, she married lawyer Francisc Hossu-Longin.

Pop-Hossu-Longin was a leading figure of the Romanian women's movement and engaged in the struggle for equal rights between men and women, particularly in regards to education. She was co-founder of Reuniunea Femeilor Române Sălăjene (Union of Romanian Women of Sălaj) in 1880, co-founder of Reuniunea Femeilor Române Hunedorene (Union of Romanian Women of Hunedoara) in 1886 and its president from 1895 to 1918.



  1. ^ "Women making history – Elena Pop-Hossu-Longin". Romanian Centenary. Retrieved 17 December 2018.
  2. ^ a b Marin Pop (May 2007). "Elena Pop-Hossu-Longin (1862–1940)" (in Romanian). Caiete silvane. Retrieved 18 December 2018.


  • Francisca de Haan, Krasimira Daskalova & Anna Loutfi: Biographical Dictionary of Women's Movements and Feminisms in Central, Easterna and South Eastern Europe, 19th and 20th centuries. Central European University Press, 2006
  • George Marcu (coord.), Dicţionarul personalităţilor feminine din România, Editura Meronia, București, 2009.