Gheorghe Simionescu (1895–1992) was a Romanian Orthodox priest born in 1895 in Pietroșița, Dâmboviţ. He served for many years as a parish priest in his native village. He was a member and local leader of the National Peasant Party. He was arrested in 1952 and sentenced to 2 years imprisonment for this activity.  Curiously, his name still appears in 1956 on the Council of Europe's list of prominent political prisoners. 
Gheorghe Simionescu died on March 27, 1992, at age 96.
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- Ionitoiu, Cicerone (2004). Martiri si Marturisitori ai Bisericii Ortodoxe din Romania 1948-1989 (in Romanian). Cluj-Napoca: Editura Viaţa Creştină.
- Council of Europe (Oct 6, 1956). "Report on action to secure the release of political prisoners in Eastern Europe: presented on behalf of the Special Committee to watch over the interests of European nations not represented in the Council of Europe, by M. Coedhart" (PDF). Consultative Assembly of the Council of Europe (Doc. 547). Retrieved Sep 19, 2019.