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Averescu, Alexandru
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Averescu, Alexandru

(April 9, 1859, Izmail – October 3, 1938, Bucharest), Romanian field marshal and politician. Averescu’s military career began in 1877 and led him to join the General Staff of the Romanian Army in 1888. As chief of the General Staff during the Second Balkan War, Averescu acquired a considerable military reputation and a far-reaching popularity within Romanian society. Following Romania’s entry into the First World War in 1916, the army was forced to suffer a series of defeats, c…

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Höpken, Wolfgang, “Averescu, Alexandru”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 23 January 2021 <>
First published online: 2015

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