Ion Antonescu

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Ion Antonescu
Personal Life
Date & Place of Birth June 15, 1882
Pitești, Romania
Claimed religion Orthodox Church
Date & Place of Death June 1, 1946
Jilava, Romania
Manner of Death
Place of Burial
Dictatorial Career
Country Romania
Military Service 1904–1944
Highest rank attained Marshal of Romania
Political beliefs Fascism
Political party
Date of Dictatorship September 5, 1940
Wars started Second World War
Number of Deaths attributed 100,000+

Ion Antonescu was the Fascist dictator of Romania from 1940 to 1944.


Antonescu came in power by the Iron Guard, an extreme right-wing movement. After it forced King Carol II. to step down, Antonescu took power in September 1940.[1] He supported the Axis powers during the Second World War and killed thousands of Jews and Romani. 1944 Antonescu was set down and delivered to the Soviet Union. In 1946 he was sentenced to death in Jilava, Romania.