Coriolan Brediceanu

Last updated
Coriolan Brediceanu Coriolan Brediceanu.jpg
Coriolan Brediceanu

Coriolan Brediceanu (1849–1909) was an Austro-Hungarian Romanian lawyer and politician. Born in Lugoj, his children included Caius and Tiberiu. [1] [2]


Brediceanu was born in Lugoj, the son of the soap maker Vasile Brediceanu, and the nephew of George Brediceanu, [3] a banished boyar from Austrian Oltenia who settled in Banat. He studied at Beiuș High School and then attended the University of Budapest, where in 1874, he obtained his lawyer's diploma. After graduation, he returned to Lugoj where he lived to the end of his life. In Lugoj, he opened a law firm and soon became well known for how he defended the peasantry in trials that the majority of lawyers refused to take. Another fact was that Brediceanu did not take honorariums from the poor persons. In 1896, he defended the peasants from Mehadia or miners from Ciclova Montant in the trials initiated by Hungarian authorities. It was also confirmed, that Brediceanu defended intellectuals, such as writers and journalists sued by the Hungarian authorities for the criticism and favoritism to Romanian side. As for the politic side, Brediceanu was highly involved in defending the rights of Romanians, and in 1894, in Cluj, along with the other 30 lawyers, he defended the Transylvanian Memorandum of the Romanian National Party Central Committee, [3] of which he has also been a member.


  1. (in Romanian) Vali Silaghi, "Ce nu se poate la Timişoara, se poate la Lugoj", Adevărul , January 22, 2013
  2. (in Romanian) Maria Lădău, "Coriolan Brediceanu – activitatea juridică" Archived 2012-04-15 at the Wayback Machine , in Revista Studențească de Studii de Istorie și Arheologie, Universitatea de Vest Timișoara, nr.2/2004
  3. 1 2 Direcția pentru Cultură, Culte și Patrimoniul Cultural Național a județului Timiș, Mormântul lui Coriolan Brediceanu (secolul XIX) Archived 2016-09-11 at the Wayback Machine ,, accesat 2018-07-15

Related Research Articles

Timișoara City and county seat in Timiș County, Romania

Timișoara is the capital city of Timiș County and the main economic, social and cultural center in western Romania. Located on the Bega River, Timișoara is considered the informal capital city of the historical Banat, which is nowadays broadly considered a subregion of Transylvania. From 1848 to 1860 it was the capital of the Serbian Vojvodina and the Voivodeship of Serbia and Banat of Temeschwar. With 319,279 inhabitants at the 2011 census, Timișoara was then the country's third most populous city, after Bucharest and Cluj-Napoca. It is home to almost half a million inhabitants in its metropolitan area, while the Timișoara–Arad conurbation concentrates more than 70% of the population of Timiș and Arad counties. Timișoara is a multicultural city, being the home of 21 different ethnicities and 18 religions. Interculturality has long been a special characteristic for the western part of the country.

Timiș County County of Romania

Timiș is a county (județ) of western Romania on the border with Hungary and Serbia, in the historical region Banat, with the county seat at Timișoara. It is the westernmost and the largest county in Romania in terms of land area. The county is also part of the Danube–Criș–Mureș–Tisa Euroregion.

Lugoj City in Timiș, Romania

Lugoj is a city in Timiș County, Romania. The Timiș River divides the city into two halves, the so-called "Romanian Lugoj" that spreads on the right bank and the "German Lugoj" on the left bank. The city administers two villages, Măguri and Tapia.

A1 motorway (Romania) Motorway in Romania

The A1 motorway is a partially built motorway in Romania, planned to connect Bucharest with the Banat and Crișana regions in the western part of the country and the rest of Europe. When completed it will be 580.2 kilometers long and it will span the country on the approximative south-east to north west direction. The motorway starts in the western part of Bucharest and connects the following major cities: Pitești, Sibiu, Deva, Timișoara, Arad, reaching Hungary's M43 motorway near Nădlac. As the motorway is built along the Trans-European Transport Networks Rhine-Danube Corridor the construction receives 85% funding from the European Union. The road is part of the proposed Via Carpatia route.

Banat Republic 1918–1919 unrecognised state in East-Central Europe

The Banat Republic was a short-lived state proclaimed in Timișoara in November 1918, days after the dissolution of Austria-Hungary. The Republic claimed as its own the multi-ethnic territory of the Banat, in a bid to prevent its partition among competing nationalisms. Openly endorsed by the local communities of Hungarians, Swabians and Jews, the German-speaking socialist Otto Roth served as its nominal leader. This project was openly rejected from within by communities of Romanians and Serbs, who were centered in the eastern and western halves of the region, respectively. The short-lived entity was recognized only by the neighboring Hungarian Republic, with which it sought a merger. Its military structures were inherited from the Common Army, and placed under the command of a Hungarian officer, Albert Bartha.

Eftimie Murgu

Eftimie Murgu was a Romanian philosopher and politician who took part in the 1848 Revolutions.

Ovidiu Victor Ganț is a Romanian politician and former Member of the European Parliament. A member of the Chamber of Deputies since 2004, he was the sole representative in the European Parliament of the Democratic Forum of Germans in Romania (FDGR/DFDR), part of the European People's Party–European Democrats, and became a MEP on 1 January 2007, along with the accession of Romania to the European Union

Patriarch Daniel of Romania Current patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church

Daniel, born Dan Ilie Ciobotea, is the Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church. The elections took place on 12 September 2007. Daniel won with a majority of 95 votes out of 161. He was officially enthroned on 30 September 2007 in the Patriarchal Cathedral in Bucharest. As such, his official title is "Archbishop of Bucharest, Metropolitan of Muntenia and Dobrogea, Locum tenens of the throne of Caesarea of Cappadocia, Patriarch of All Romania".

Belinț Commune in Timiș, Romania

Belinț is a commune in Timiș County, Romania. It is located between the cities of Timișoara and Lugoj and is composed of four villages: Babșa, Belinț, Chizătău and Gruni.

Timișoara North railway station

Timișoara North railway station is the main railway station in Timișoara and also the largest railway station in western Romania. With an average daily ridership of about 5,530 passengers, Timișoara North is one of the busiest railway stations in Romania.

Mihai Brediceanu

Mihai Brediceanu was a Romanian composer, conductor, and musicologist.

Caius Brediceanu was a Romanian politician and diplomat.

Andrei Mocioni

Andrei Mocioni de Foen was an Austrian and Hungarian jurist, politician, and informal leader of the ethnic Romanian community, one of the founding members of the Romanian Academy. Of a mixed Aromanian and Albanian background, raised as a Greek Orthodox, he belonged to the Mocioni family, which had been elevated to Hungarian nobility. He was brought up at his family estate in the Banat, at Foeni, where he joined the administrative apparatus, and identified as a Romanian since at least the 1830s. He rose to prominence during the Hungarian Revolution of 1848: he was a supporter of the House of Lorraine, trying to obtain increased autonomy for Banat Romanians in exchange for loyalism. The Austrians appointed Mocioni to an executive position over that region, but curbed his expectations by including the Banat as a whole into the Voivodeship of Serbia. This disappointment pushed Mocioni to renounce politics during much of the 1850s.

Diocese of Caransebeș Romanian Orthodox diocese based in Caransebeș, Romania

The Diocese of Caransebeș is a Romanian Orthodox diocese based in Caransebeș, Romania, in the historic region of the Banat, and covering Caraș-Severin County. Established by the 17th century, it was moved to present-day Serbia during the 18th century, before being restored in 1865. It was dissolved in 1949 and revived in its current form in 1994.

A6 motorway (Romania) Motorway in Romania

The A6 motorway is a partially built motorway in Romania, planned to connect Bucharest with the Banat region, through the southern part of the country. It will follow the route: Craiova, Calafat, Drobeta-Turnu Severin, Lugoj, connecting with the A1 motorway near Balinț. The section between Balinț and Calafat, where it will provide access to the New Europe Bridge, is part of the southern branch of the Pan-European Corridor IV.

Aura Twarowska Romanian mezzo-soprano (born 1967)

Aura Twarowska is a Romanian mezzo-soprano. She was soloist of the Romanian Opera in Timișoara (1997–2010) and at the Vienna State Opera (2007–2016).

Avram Imbroane

Avram Imbroane was an Austro-Hungarian-born Romanian politician, businessman, and Orthodox priest. Born in the western half of Banat, he was active in nationalist agitation among that region's Romanian community, and later also in Transylvania. By the time of World War I, he supported secession and the unconditional union of Transylvania and the Banat with the Kingdom of Romania. He fled Austria-Hungary and engaged in propaganda work—first in Romania, then among the Transylvanian prisoners-of-war in the Russian Republic. In late 1918, he returned to the Banat and became an active participant in the unionist struggle, participating in the assemblies of the Great Union.

Filaret Barbu

Filaret Barbu was a Romanian operetta composer.

Timișoara Fortress

Timișoara Fortress is a historical fortress in western Romania around which the town of Timișoara was built.

Aurel Cosma Romanian lawyer and politician

Aurel Cosma was a Romanian lawyer and politician. A leader of the National Party in Timișoara before World War I, Cosma was a representative of the Banat in the Alba Iulia National Assembly that voted for the Union of Transylvania with Romania on 1 December 1918.