Nicu Ceaușescu

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Нику Чаушеску
Communist, Communist Party worker, Minister, Statesman
Romania, Ghencea Military Cemetery III

Nicu Ceaușescu,  1 September 1951 – 26 September 1996) was a Romanian physicist and communist politician who was the youngest child of Romanian leader Nicolae and Elena Ceaușescu.

He was a close associate of his father's political regime and considered the President's heir presumptive.

Life during Communism

According to Ion Mihai Pacepa, Ceaușescu wanted Nicu to become his Foreign Minister and for that, he instructed two high-ranked Party members, Ștefan Andrei and Cornel Pacoste (whom he considered brilliant Communist intellectuals) to take care of Nicu's education; however, unlike his older siblings, he disliked school and was allegedly derided by them for never being seen reading a book.

He graduated from Liceul no. 24 (now named Jean Monnet High School) and then studied physics at the University of Bucharest. He was involved in Uniunea Tineretului Comunist while a student, becoming its First Secretary and then Minister of Youth Issues, being elected to the Central Committee of the Romanian Communist Party in 1982.

As an apprentice in politics, he was mentored by Ștefan Andrei, Ion Traian Ștefănescu and Cornel Pacoste. Toward the end of the 1980s, he was made a member of the Executive Committee of the Romanian Communist Party and in 1987 its leader for Sibiu County, being prepared by his parents to be Nicolae Ceaușescu's successor.

Post-Communist life and legacy

Since high school, Nicu was reputed to be a heavy drinker. Ion Mihai Pacepa, who defected to the United States in 1978, alleged that he scandalized Bucharest with his rapes and car accidents. He claimed that his father heard about Nicu's drinking problem, but his solution was the one given to every Romanian problem: work harder. Latif Yahia claimed that Nicu was good friends with Uday Hussein, son of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, and the two would visit each other in Switzerland and Monaco. He also allegedly lost large sums of money gambling around the world.

The documentary Videograms of a Revolution shows him exhibited as a prisoner on state television on 22 December 1989 after being arrested on accusations of holding children as hostages and other crimes. He was also arrested in 1990 for misuse of government funds under his father's regime, and was sentenced to 20 years in prison. Released in November 1992 because of cirrhosis, he died of the disease four years later, aged 45, in a Vienna hospital.

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        Relation nameRelation typeBirth DateDeath dateDescription
        1Nicolae CeaușescuNicolae CeaușescuFather26.01.191825.12.1989
        2Elena  CeaușescuElena CeaușescuMother07.01.191625.12.1989
        3Zoia  CeaușescuZoia CeaușescuSister28.02.194920.11.2006
        Илие ЧаушескуUncle00.00.192600.00.2002
        5Ион ЧаушескуИон ЧаушескуUncle
        Адриан ЧаушескуUncle00.00.2000
        Николае-Андруцэ ЧаушескуUncle00.00.192400.00.2000
        Флоря ЧаушескуUncle00.00.192200.00.2006
        Марин ЧаушескуUncle00.00.191600.00.1989
        Елена ЧаушескуAunt00.00.192800.00.2001
        Мария ЧаушескуAunt
        Никулина ЧаушескуAunt00.00.191400.00.1990
        Андруцэ ЧаушескуGrandfather00.00.188600.00.1969
        Александрина ЧаушескуGrandmother00.00.188800.00.1977
        15Uday  HusseinUday HusseinFriend18.06.196422.07.2003
        16Manea  MănescuManea MănescuFamiliar09.08.191627.02.2009
        17Saddam HusseinSaddam HusseinFamiliar28.04.193730.12.2006