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Personalităţi din Cluj (RO) - PERSONALITIES FROM CLUJ (EN)
  • Bartolomeu Anania (1921 – 2011), born Valeriu Anania, was a Romanian Orthodox bishop, translator, writer and poet, he was the Metropolitan of Cluj, Alba, Crişana and Maramureş. Bartolomeu Anania is buried in the crypt of hierarchs, the Museum of Cluj Metropolitan Church (Muzeul Mitropoliei Clujului).
  • Miklós Bánffy, Count of Losoncz (1873 - 1950) was a Hungarian politician, writer, graphic designer and stage designer, Foreign Minister of Hungary. He was the last owner of Bonţida Castle (Castelul Bánffy din Bontida), a member of the Bánffy family.
  • George Barițiu (1812 – 1893) was a Romanian historian, philologist, playwright, politician, businessman and journalist, the founder of the Romanian language press in Transylvania.
  • Zaharia Bârsan (1878 - 1948) was a Romanian playwright. He was the founder of the National Theater in Cluj and his first director. His most important work is the dramatic poem in three acts, "Red Roses".
  • Lucian Blaga (1895 - 1961) was a philosopher, poet, playwright, translator, journalist, university professor, academician and Romanian diplomat.
  • János Bolyai (1802 - 1860) was a Hungarian mathematician from Transylvania, the son of mathematician Farkas Bolyai. He has written fundamental works in non-Euclidean geometry.
  • Alexandru Borza (1887 - 1971) was a botanist, the founder of the Botanical Garden in Cluj (Grădina Botanică Alexandru Borza) and the Romanian geobotanic, a post-mortem member of the Romanian Academy and a Greek-Catholic priest.
  • Samuel Brassai (1800 - 1897) was a Transylvanian linguist and professor, considered the last polyhistorist of Transylvania. Brassai was a member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, known and appreciated for his pedagogical methods.
  • Ferenc Dávid, also rendered as Francis David or Franciscus Davidis, born as Franz David Hertel (1520 –1579) was a Unitarian preacher from Transylvania, the founder of the Unitarian Church of Transylvania, and the leading figure of the Nontrinitarian movements during the Protestant Reformation.
  • Constantin Daicoviciu (1898 - 1973) was a renowned historian and archeologist, professor, rector of Babeş-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca and communist politician. He was a member of the Romanian Academy.
  • Gheorghe Dima (1847 – 1925) was a composer, conductor and Romanian teacher, honorary member of the Romanian Academy. 
  • Dumitru Fărcaş (1938 - 2018) was a Romanian taragot player. He played the instrument on all major stages and made the taragot known all over the world.
  • Onisifor Ghibu (1883 - 1972) was a Romanian teacher of pedagogy, a correspondent member of the Romanian Academy and a politician, a fighter for the rights and unity of the Romanian people, one of the most important participants to the Great Union in 1918.
  • Ionel Haiduc (1937 - ) is a Romanian chemist who was elected to the Romanian Academy and Academy of Sciences of Moldova. He was the President of the Romanian Academy between 2006 and 2014.
  • Iuliu Hațieganu (1885 - 1959) was a Romanian internist doctor particularly recognized for research done in the field of tuberculosis. He founded in Cluj-Napoca a valuable school of internal medicine. Today, Cluj-Napoca University of Medicine and Pharmacy bears his name. He was a member of the Romanian Academy and brother of politician Emil Hațieganu.
  • Gáspár Heltai born Kaspar Helth (1490 - 1574), was a Hungarian scholar of Saxe origin. He studied at Wittenberg and established in Cluj the first printing house of the city, the public bath, the paper factory and the first beer factory in the city. He was also a pastor, translator, printer, editor, writer and businessman.
  • Emil Isac (1886 - 1954) was a Romanian poet, a correspondent member of the Romanian Academy.
  • Tudor Jarda (1922 - 2007) was a Romanian composer, conductor and musician.
  • Béla Károlyi (1942 - ) is a Hungarian gym trainer  from Romania, established in 1981 in the United States of America. He became famous as coach of the multiple Olympic champion Nadia Comăneci. At the Olympics Games from 1980, he was the coach of the Olympic gymnastic team of Romania, with he won two gold medals, three silver and two bronze.
  • Florin Piersic (1936 - ) is a Romanian theater and film actor. He played drama, comedy, tragedy, historical figures, outlaws.
  • David Prodan (1902 - 1992) was a Romanian historian, academician, librarian, professor, specialist in the history of Transylvania.
  • Emil Racoviţă (1868 - 1947) was a scientist, explorer, speleologist and biologist, considered the founder of biospeology (the study of underground fauna, caves and sails groundwater). He was elected academician in 1920 and was president of the Romanian Academy between 1926 and 1929.
  • Sigismund Toduţă (1908 - 1991) was a composer, musicologist, Romanian professor, member of the Romanian Academy. The Music colleges in Cluj-Napoca and Deva are named after him.
  • Alexandru Vaida-Voevod (1872 - 1950) was a politician, doctor, publicist, one of the distinguished leaders of the Romanian National Party of Transylvania, then of the National Peasant Party.
  • Dorel Vişan (1937 - ) is a Romanian actor, director and poet. He has performed more than 40 roles in the theater, in the most varied range, from Molière to Shakespeare, from Marivaux to Büchner, and has more than 50 roles in Romanian and international productions.
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