Nicolae Ceaușescu

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Nicolae Ceauşescu
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General Secretary of the Romanian Communist Party
In office
22 March 1965 – 22 December 1989
Preceded byGheorghe Gheorghiu-Dej
Succeeded byParty abolished
7th President of Romania
In office
9 December 1967 – 22 December 1989
Preceded byChivu Stoica
Succeeded byIon Iliescu
Personal details
Born(1918-01-26)26 January 1918
Scorniceşti, Olt, Romania
Died25 December 1989(1989-12-25) (aged 71)
Târgovişte, Dâmboviţa, Romania
NationalityRomanian
Political partyCommunist Party of Romania
Spouse(s)Elena Ceauşescu
ChildrenValentin Ceauşescu, Zoia Ceauşescu, Nicu Ceauşescu
ReligionAtheist

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.