Nicolae Ceauşescu

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Nicolae Ceauşescu
General Secretary of the Romanian Communist Party
In office
22 March 1965 – 22 December 1989
Preceded by Gheorghe Gheorghiu-Dej
Succeeded by Party abolished
7th President of Romania
In office
9 December 1967 – 22 December 1989
Preceded by Chivu Stoica
Succeeded by Ion Iliescu
Personal details
Born 26 January 1918(1918-01-26)
Scorniceşti, Olt, Romania
Died 25 December 1989(1989-12-25) (aged 71)
Târgovişte, Dâmboviţa, Romania
Nationality Romanian
Political party Communist Party of Romania
Spouse(s) Elena Ceauşescu
Children Valentin Ceauşescu, Zoia Ceauşescu, Nicu Ceauşescu
Religion Atheist

Nicolae Ceauşescu (pronounced [ni.koˈla.e tʃa.uˈʃes.ku]; 26 January 1918 – 25 December 1989) was the President of Romania from 1965 until 1989. After the Romanian Revolution of 1989 he was deposed, tried and publicly executed. He had been the only Communist dictator of Eastern Europe who had been charged for crimes against humanity and genocide during the revolutions of 1989.