Elena Ceaușescu

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Elena Ceaușescu
Elena Ceausescu in 1981.jpg
Deputy Prime Minister of Romania
In office
29 March 1980 – 22 December 1989
PresidentNicolae Ceaușescu
Prime MinisterIlie Verdeț
Constantin Dăscălescu
First Lady of Romania[1]
In role
22 March 1965 – 22 December 1989
General SecretaryNicolae Ceaușescu
Succeeded byNina Iliescu
Personal details
Born
Lenuța Petrescu

(1916-01-07)7 January 1916
Petrești, Kingdom of Romania
Died25 December 1989(1989-12-25) (aged 73)
Târgoviște, Socialist Republic of Romania
Political partyRomanian Communist Party
Spouse(s)
Nicolae Ceaușescu
(m. 1947; died 1989)
ChildrenValentin
Zoia
Nicu

Elena Ceaușescu (Romanian pronunciation: [eˈlena t͡ʃe̯auˈʃesku]; née Lenuța Petrescu; 7 January 1916[2] – 25 December 1989) was a Romanian communist politician. She was the wife of Nicolae Ceaușescu, General Secretary of the Romanian Communist Party and leader of the Socialist Republic of Romania. She was also the Deputy Prime Minister of Romania.

She and her husband Nicolae were publicly executed by firing squad on 25 December 1989.

References[change | change source]

  1. Árpád Szoczi, Timisoara: The Real Story Behind the Romanian Revolution, 2013, ISBN 9781475958744
  2. "FOND C.C. AL P.C.R. –CABINETUL 2 – ELENA CEAUŞESCU INVENTAR Anii extremi: 1984–1989 Nr. u.a.: 180" (PDF). arhivelenationale.ro (in Romanian). Arhivele Naționale (National Archives of Romania). Retrieved 8 April 2018.