Constantin Prezan

Constantin Prezan (January 27, 1861 – August 27, 1943) was a Romanian general during World War I. In 1930 he was given the honorary title of Marshal of Romania, as a recognition of his merits during his command of the Northern Army and of the General Staff.

Constantin Prezan
25th and 28th Chief of the Romanian General Staff
In office
5 December 1916  1 April 1918
MonarchFerdinand I
Prime MinisterIon I. C. Brătianu
Alexandru Averescu
Alexandru Marghiloman
Preceded byDumitru Iliescu
Succeeded byConstantin Cristescu
In office
28 October 1918  20 March 1920
MonarchFerdinand I
Prime MinisterConstantin Coandă
Ion I. C. Brătianu
Artur Văitoianu
Alexandru Vaida-Voevod
Alexandru Averescu
Preceded byConstantin Cristescu
Succeeded byConstantin Cristescu
Member of the Crown Council
In office
30 March 1938  6 September 1940
MonarchCarol II
Personal details
Born(1861-01-27)27 January 1861
Butimanu, United Principalities
Died27 August 1943(1943-08-27) (aged 82)
Bucharest, Kingdom of Romania
Resting placeSchinetea, Vaslui County
Alma materÉcole spéciale militaire de Saint-Cyr
AwardsLegion of Honour, Grand Officer
Order of Michael the Brave, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd class
Military service
Allegiance Kingdom of Romania
Branch/serviceRomanian Army
Years of service1883–1920
CommandsFourth Army
Battles/warsSecond Balkan War
World War I Hungarian–Romanian War

Besides his participation in World War I, he also took part in the Second Balkan War and the 1918–1920 military operations for safeguarding the Great Union. He avoided getting actively involved in politics, although he had a series of political titles, which were rather honorary in nature. For instance, he held the title of senator by right, based on his high rank in the army, and that of member of the Crown Council of Romania.

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