Ion Antonescu

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Ion Victor Antonescu
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Ion Antonescu
Prime Minister of Romania
In office
September 4, 1940 – August 23, 1944
Preceded by Ion Gigurtu
Succeeded by Constantin Sănătescu
Conducător of Romania
In office
September 6, 1940 – August 23, 1944
Preceded by Carol II (as king of Romania)
Succeeded by None
Personal details
Born Ion Victor Antonescu
June 15, 1882
Piteşti, Romania
Died June 1, 1946(1946-06-01) (aged 63)
Jilava, Romania
Nationality Romanian
Political party None, formally allied with the Iron Guard
Spouse(s) Raşela Mendel (div.)
Maria Antonescu
Profession Soldier
Religion Romanian Orthodox
Military service
Rank Field Marshal

Ion Victor Antonescu (15 June 1882 in Piteşti – 1 June 1946) was the fascist prime minister of Romania from 4 September 1940 to 23 August 23 1944. After the war he was tried and executed by lethal injection for war crimes.