Monument Avram Iancu

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The Avram Iancu Monument (Avram Iancu Square) is dedicated to the memory of Avram Iancu, who was the head of the Romanian revolution in Transylvania from 1848-1849.

Avram Iancu (1824-1872) was born in 1824, in the village of Upper Vidra and died on September 10, 1872, in Baia de Cris, Hunedoara county.

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Avram Iancu was a Transylvanian Romanian lawyer who played an important role in the Revolution of 1848 in Transylvania. He was the leader of Moti Country in 1849, in which position he commanded the Romanian army from Transylvania, with Austrian help, against the troops of the Hungarian revolutionary Lajos Kossuth.

The sculpture which is found today in Avram Iancu Square was created by sculptor Elias Berindei.

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Avram Iancu Monument is located in the center of the square with the same name. On the one hand and the other is the Orthodox Cathedral and the National Theatre “Lucian Blaga” with the Romanian Opera.

The statue was built around a beautiful fountain that jets water and has moving melodic lines in different colors.

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