Petrache Poenaru


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Petrache Poenaru

  1. 1. Our Fountain Pen - invented by Petrache Poenaru
  2. 3. <ul><li>Petrache Poenaru (1799-1875) was a famous Romanian inventor of the Enlightenment era. </li></ul>
  3. 4. <ul><li>Poenaru, who had studied in Paris and Vienna and, later, completed his studies in England, was a mathematician, physicist, engineer, inventor, teacher and organizer of the educational system, as well as a politician, agronomist, and zoo-technologist, founder of the Philharmonic Society, the Botanical Gardens and the National Museum of Antiquities in Bucharest. </li></ul>
  4. 5. <ul><li>While a student in Paris, Petrache Poenaru invented the world’s first fountain pen, an invention for which the French Government issued a patent on May 25, 1827. </li></ul>
  5. 6. <ul><li>Poenaru also designed the current tricolour flag of Romania. </li></ul>