Politician Mihail Kogălniceanu’s bust

Mihail Kogalniceanu (1817-1891) was a Romanian liberal politician, lawyer, historian and publicist Romanian born in Moldova, who became Prime Minister of Romania on October 11, 1863, during the reign of Alexandru Ioan Cuza. He later served as Foreign Minister under the reign of Carol I. He was several times the Interior Minister under Cuza and Carol reigns, being as one of the most influential Romanian intellectuals of his generation (situated on the moderate flow of liberalism). The bust was made by sculptor Wladislav Hegel.