CREATORS OF NEW ROMANIA
(b. April 5, 1884, Rezeni, Republic of Moldova – d. November 19, 1940, Bucharest, Romania)
Ion Inculeț was a scientist and a politician, and a member of the Romanian Academy.
He studied at the Theological Seminary in Chișinău, but later turned to science and graduated from the Faculty of Physics and Mathematics of the University of Sankt Petersburg in 1911. He became a Professor after having worked for a time as a physicist at the meteorological observatory in the Tsarist capital. He was involved in politics, especially after 1917, when the Kerenski government sent him to Bessarabia.
In Cernăuți, he was first elected Deputy in the Country Council (the Parliament of the province), whose President he became on November 21, 1917. He was among those who voted for the union of Bessarabia with Romania on March 27, 1918. He was also one of the leaders who presented the Act of Union to King Ferdinand I.