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28 September 1882|
Perchiu, Huruiești, Bacău, Romania
26 June 1927 (aged 44)|
|Known for||Getica, research on Dacia|
He studied history in Bucharest, with Nicolae Iorga as one of his professors. He continued his studies in Germany. His Ph.D. thesis, written in 1909, was titled The nationality of merchants in the Roman Empire. He became professor at the University of Bucharest, and was elected member of the Romanian Academy.
Vasile Pârvan was the main promoter for the creation of the Romanian archaeology school. Among the institutions bearing his name are: the Vasile Pârvan Institute of Archaeology of the Romanian Academy in Bucharest (an establishment founded on November 3, 1834), and the Vasile Pârvan Museum in Bârlad (founded on April 10, 1914). He also launched the Ephemeris Dacoromana and Diplomatarium Italicum, as well as the first series of the Dacia Journal.
On June 26, 1927, he died suddenly from a neglected appendicitis.
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