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September 20, 2021

Romanian Academy unveils Conrad Haas monument

A monument honoring Austrian inventor Conrad Haas – who lived much of his life in the Romanian city of Sibiu – was unveiled yesterday at the premises of the Romanian Academy, in presence of Bucharest Mayor Sorin Oprescu, Vienna Deputy Mayor Renate Brauner, Romanian Academy President Ionel Haiduc and former Romanian president Emil Constantinescu.

“The monument unveiled today marks a cultural event that offers a place where people will remember this great scientist,” said the president of the Romanian Academy, quoted by Agerpres.

The personality of the first rocket’s inventor, who was born in 1509 in Dornbach, Vienna, Austria, and died in 1579 in Sibiu, was also evoked by the deputy mayor of Vienna, Renate Brauner, who stressed her delight about the way “our countries and cities have several common elements.”

In his turn, the Austrian Ambassador to Bucharest, Martin Eichtinger said the unveiling of the monument is an outstanding chance to commemorate one of the greatest scientists who chose to share his life and work with the Sibiu community.

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