Toma Macovei

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Professor Toma Macovei (July 23, 1911 – April 25, 2003) was born in Ghergheasa, Romania, and lived in Mizil. He joined the Army at a young age and served as an officer for 14 years. He was knighted for his heroism in fighting for Romanian liberation.

Ghergheasa Commune in Buzău County, Romania

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After completing seminary studies, he became a professor of philosophy and languages. He learned Interlingua in 1982 and contributed many articles to Interlingua periodicals. In 1988, he compiled his first book in Interlingua, Le Vita Anecdotic del Homines Illustre (The Anecdotal Life of Illustrious Men), followed by Ab le Auro Spiritual del Scena e del Schermo (From the Spiritual Gold of the Stage and the Screen) in 1991, Joieles Spiritual (Spiritual Jewels) in 1995, and Miscellanea, Insolite Creationes Spiritual (Miscellanea, Unusual Spiritual Creations) in 1996. At least 10 other manuscripts by Macovei are currently awaiting publication.

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