General Eremia Grigorescu
|Born||November 28, 1863|
|Died||July 21, 1919(aged 55)|
|Place of birth||Golăşei, near Târgu Bujor, Romania|
|Place of death||Bucharest, Romania|
|Service/branch||Artillery & Military engineering|
|Years of service||1882-1919|
|Commands held||1st Army|
|Battles/wars||World War I-Romanian Campaign (Battle of Mărăşeşti)|
|Awards||Order of Michael the Brave, 2nd class|
|Other work||Minister of War, October 24-November 28, 1918|
Born in the village Golăşei (Bujor Sat) near Târgu Bujor, in Covurlui County, now Galaţi county, Grigorescu studied at the Bucharest officers' and artillery applications school, and later in France, at the Sorbonne. He also attended special artillery and administration courses at the French Ministry of War.
In 1917, during the Romanian Campaign, Grigorescu was the commander of the Romanian armies in the Battle of Mărăşeşti. It was there that he achieved his greatest success, managing to defeat Imperial German troops led by General August von Mackensen. After the battle, Grigorescu was nicknamed the "hero of Mărăşeşti". His victory was praised in Entente countries, and earned the general a sword sent to him by Yoshihito, the Emperor of Japan. He was also a recipient of the Order of Michael the Brave.
- Eremia Grigorescu's profile in the 100 greatest Romanians campaign, at the Romanian Television site
- personalities of Galaţi county
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