Nicolae Iorga original name Nicu N. Iorga) was born on June 6, 1871 in Botosani and died on November 27, 1940 at Stejnic, Prahova County. He was a Romanian historian, literary critic and documentarian, playwright, poet, encyclopedist, memoirist, minister, MP, Prime Minister, professor and academician. He is known to the world as a historian of the Mediaevalt, Byzantine, Roman Slavic times, an art historian and philosopher of history. He had a prolific scientific activity, writing 1.003 books, 12.755 articles and 4.963 studies and reviews, culminating with the history of Romania, in ten volumes. The bust of the historian was made by sculptor Oscar Han and dates from 1923.