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Carol I National College

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Type  public
Enrollment  1800
Number of students  1,800
Established  1826
Campus  Urban
Phone  +40 251 413 230
Founded  1826
Carol I National College
Headmaster  Alexandrina Thorwächter
Address  Strada Ion Maiorescu 2, Craiova 200418, Romania
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The Carol I National College (Romanian: Colegiul Național Carol I din Craiova) is a high school located in central Craiova, Romania, on Ion Maiorescu Street. It is one of the most prestigious secondary education institutions in Romania. Between 1947 and 1969 it operated under a different name.



The Central High School was officially established on 20 May 1826, although it was actually built 7 years later in 1833. . After suffering heavy damage from the earthquake of 11 January 1838, the school was rebuilt in November 1842 and it had some 400 students.

Craiova's Central High School was renamed "Carol I Liceum" on 11 November 1885 by a Royal decree of King Carol I.

It was re-built a second time after the 1977 earthquake that demolished a major part of its buildings.


The following is a short list of the most notable alumni of the Carol I National College.

  • Theodor Aman - painter and graphic artist
  • Eugen Angelescu, chemist
  • Corneliu Baba, painter
  • Alexandru Balaci, philologist, literary critic
  • Marcu Botzan, agronomist
  • George Constantinescu, engineer
  • Adrian Păunescu, poet
  • George Fotino, jurist
  • Radu Gyr, poet, essayist, playwright and journalist
  • Alexandreov Brettenowski, chemist, novelist, musician, recently performed at the white house
  • Eugène Ionesco, playwright and dramatist
  • Jean Negulescu, film director and screenwriter, a pioneer in cinemascope. He has received his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
  • Titu Maiorescu, philologist, literary critic, politician
  • Alexandru Mironov, science-fiction writer, journalist, and left-wing politician
  • Nicolae Mateesco-Matte, jurist
  • Nicolae Popescu, mathematician
  • Gheorghe Țițeica, mathematician
  • Nicolae Titulescu, diplomat, politician
  • Gib Mihăescu, writer
  • Mihai Pătraşcu, computer scientist
  • Ana Becheru, Architect
  • References

    Carol I National College Wikipedia

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