Radu Vasile

Prime Minister of Romania (1942-2013)

Radu Vasile (10 October 1942 – 3 July 2013) was a Romanian historian, poet and politician.

Radu Vasile
Prime Minister of Romania
In office
17 April 1998 – 13 December 1999
Preceded byGavril Dejeu (Acting)
Succeeded byAlexandru Athanasiu (Acting)
Personal details
Born(1942-10-10)10 October 1942
Sibiu, Romania
Died3 July 2013(2013-07-03) (aged 70)
Bucharest, Romania

He was the 57th Prime Minister of Romania, serving from 17 April 1998 to 13 December 1999. He was also a Senator from the Democratic Party (PD) from 2000 to 2004. Aside from politics, Vasile used to write poetry under the pen name Radu Mischiu.

He died from colorectal cancer on 3 July 2013 in Bucharest.[1]


  1. "Romanian ex-PM Radu Vasile, who paved Romania's entry to EU and invited pope to Romania, dies". The Province. Retrieved 2013-07-04.[permanent dead link]