Notable people born in Constanta


If Constanta managed to stir your interest, then for sure there are many things you can discover about this lovely city. Notable people born in Constanta tries to bring forward some of the most important personalities of this region. These are people that will remain in the Romanian and European history forever. Thus, I invite you on a historical journey full of intriguing and fascinating details.

Traian Basescu, President of Romania

Traian Basescu © nopsa.hiit.fi

Traian Basescu was born in Constanta County in 1941. He wins the presidential elections in 2004 and then again in 2009. He will definitely remain in the history under the name of Player President, as he always tried to expand his influence in many areas of activity. His declarations were many times criticized for being too straightforward or even to harsh against the press. Besides his battles with the Parliament and now with the Prime Minister of Romania, Traian Basescu is one of the most representative politicians of the country. He received many prizes for the Political man of the year.  According to the Romanian Constitution, Traian Basescu cannot candidate for another mandate on the Presidential elections in 2014.

Gheorghe Hagi

Tell me 3 things you know about Romania: probably Ceausescu, Nadia Comaneci and of course our magnificent former football player, Gheorghe Hagi. He will remain in the sport history as the greatest Romanian player of all times. He entered the National football team in 1983 and he was the captain of the football team for 11 years from 1990 to 2001. His number on theNational T-shirt was 10. He also played for Bursaspor, Galatasaray, Steaua Bucharest and Poli Timisoara. In the present times he owns a football academy and a 4 stars hotel in Mamaia, IAKI.

Catalina Ponor

Gimnastique © nopsa.hiit.fi

Remaining in the sport’s field, Catalina Ponor is one of the most known Romanian gymnasts after 1989. Her performances are really impressive. She entered the Romanian National team of gymnastics in 2002 and won several medals at individual balance beam, floor exercise and also together with the Romanian team. Among the most important medals she won were: three gold medals at the European Championship in 2004, she won gold at every exercise she performed during the Olympic Games in Athens (this never happened before), gold during the European Championship in Brussels in 2012. We have to mention of course that Catalina Ponor is the only gymnast in sports history to win the European title on beam four times (2004, 2005, 2006, and 2012). That is really something, right!

These are only three of the peals of Constanta, three personalities from different areas but that are united by the place where they were born. If you want to find out more about notable people born in Constanta then check out http://www.imdb.com/search/name?birth_place=Constanta,%20Romania

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