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Constantin Sănătescu

General
Constantin Sănătescu
44th Prime Minister of Romania
In office
23 August 1944 – 5 December 1944
Monarch Michael
Preceded by Ion Antonescu
Succeeded by Nicolae Rădescu
45th Chief of the Romanian General Staff
In office
11 December 1944 – 20 June 1945
Monarch Michael
Preceded by Nicolae Rădescu
Succeeded by Costin Ionașcu
Personal details
Born (1885-01-14)January 14, 1885
Craiova
Died November 8, 1947(1947-11-08) (aged 62)
Bucharest
Cabinet Sănătescu I
Sănătescu II
Military service
Service/branch Army
Years of service 1907 - 1947
Rank General
Commands IV Corps (1941 - 1943)
4th Army (1943 - 1944)
Battles/wars Second Balkan War
World War I
World War II

Constantin Sănătescu (January 14, 1885, Craiova – November 8, 1947, Bucharest) was a Romanian statesman who served as the first Prime Minister of Romania after the August 23, 1944 coup, through which Romania left the Axis Powers and joined the Allies.

Life and career

The son of general Bulgaria in the Second Balkan War (1913), and in World War I. In between the wars, he was a military attaché in Paris and then London. A general in 1935, he was named deputy Chief of the General Staff in 1937. Sănătescu led the Romanian legation to Moscow in 1940, after the beginning of World War II. From 1941 to 1943 he commanded the IV Corps; from 1943 to 1944, he commanded the 4th Army.

When the pro-German dictatorship of Marshal Ion Antonescu was overthrown, Sănătescu was charged by King Michael with the forming of a

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