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The first Romanian university - “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University was founded in Iasi, by Prince Alexandru Ioan Cuza, thanks to Mihail Kogalniceanu`s help. Its present headquarters was inaugurated on the 21st of October 1897, in the presence of King Carol Ist and Queen Elizabeth. The palace is the design of the architect Louis Blanc and it has been built on a surface of 100,000 square meters. The building is a mixture of the Classical and Baroque styles. Examples are the two great lions, carved in stone, above the exterior stairs marking the central monumental entrance, which is leading to the famous “Hall of the Lost Footsteps”. The later is famous for its impressive mural paintings, signed by the well-known, Romanian painter Sabin Balasa. Among the prestigious graduates of “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University, we reckon scientists and professors, such as: the geologist Grigore Cobalcescu, the physicist and the chemist Petru Poni, the linguist and philologist Alexandru Philippide, the historian Alexandru D. Xenopol, the physicist Dragomir Hurmuzescu, the mathematicians Alexandru Miller and Octav Mayer, the historian and politician Gheorghe Bratianu, the famous doctor Grigore T. Popa, the historian Gheorghe Platon, the academician Alexandru Zub, the physicist and inventor Stefan Procopiu, the critic and historian Constantin Ciopraga, the linguist Gheorghe Ivanescu and the list may continue.

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