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Following HENRI COANDA The period 1879-1914 was one of stability and progress for Romania. The development of economy, education and culture strengthened.

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1 Following HENRI COANDA The period was one of stability and progress for Romania. The development of economy, education and culture strengthened the process of the arising of the intellectuals who played an important role in the socio-political life. Henri Coanda was born on the 7th June 1886 in Bucharest.

2 Henri Coanda spent most of his childhood at his grandparents from Perisor, making trips to Calafat and Craiova on a regular basis, to visit the family properties. Perisor The Henri Coanda Museum

3 Bucharest, 1890 The Theatre Square Bucharest It was first documentary certified in In 1859 it becomes the capital of Romania. It has changed ever since, being the centre of the artistic and cultural life. At the end of the 19 century the French influence is strongly felt in the Romanian culture.

4 The impressive Ionic columns, the mosaic inserts and giants frescos displaying the greatest moments from Romania’s history are just a few characteristics of the Romanian Atheneum, the symbol of our capital and one of the architectural jewels of the country. The richness of the ornaments and mosaic bewilders the onlooker and the music bewilders the listener. The Atheneum has wonderful acoustics and it hosts the concerts of the George Enescu Philharmonic Orchestra. The Romanian Atheneum 2010

5 The Triumph Arch, the Mass-Media Center, the University Square and the House of the Parliament are just a few places one can visit and admire in Bucharest.

6 Henri Coanda graduated from the Petrache Poenaru School then the Sf. Sava Highschool in Bucharest. St. Sava Highschool Unfortunately one can not visit Henri Coanda’s memorial house because a foreign embassy carries its work in that place.

7 He goes to Military Highschool in Iasi. He graduates in 1903 as sergeant major and he continues his studies at the School of Artillery and Marine in Bucharest. Iasi

8 The University “Al.I.Cuza”, the oldest in the country- at the beginning of the 20th century The city of Iasi is the main city of the Iasi county and the most important urban centre from the N-E of Romania. Iasi was the capital of Moldavia between 1564 and 1859, one of the two capitals of the United Principalities between 1859 and 1862 and the capital of Romania between Iasi, at the beginning of the 20th century

9 The Palace of Culture, Iasi The Hall of the voivodes on the 1st floor exhibits the portraits of the voivodes of Moldavia and the kings of Romania. There is also the Henri Coanda Hall whose paneling was executed after one of Henri Coanda’s projects.

10 Berlin- Charlottenburg Charlottenburg is a locality of Berlin within the borough of Charlottenburg- Wilmersdorf, named after Queen consort Sophia Charlotte ( ). Charlottenburg was an independent city to the west of Berlin until 1920 when it was incorporated into "Groß-Berlin" (Greater Berlin) and transformed into a borough. In 1904 Henri Coanda is sent to a regiment of heavy artillery in Germany at Technische Hochschule (The Technical University) from Berlin- Charlottenburg.

11 Between 1907 and 1908 Henri Coanda attends the University in Belgium at Liège and the technical Institute from Montefiore. Liège The city of Liège is a Francophone city from the region of Valonia in Belgium, the capital of the county with the same name. The city is situated on the river Meuse and it is the most important economical city of Valonia.

12 In 1908 he returns to the country and he activates as an officer at the Second Regiment of Artillery.

13 He takes a long journey by car to Isfahan-Teheran and Tibet.

14 In 1910 Henri Coanda graduates from the École Superieure from Paris as the first in the class of aeronautics engineers. Champs Elysées - Paris Paris

15 The major attractions are: the impressive Palace of Justice, the Notre-Dame Cathedral, les bouquinistes along the Seine’s quays, the old bridges across it and the famous boulevards like Champs-Elysées and many other buildings and famous monuments, most of them belonging to UNESCO heritage. Paris the capital of France is the largest city and it is one of the most important beauties of Europe. Ile de la Cité is the historical centre of Paris.

16 With the help of the engineer Gustave Eiffel and the inventor Painlevé who helped him to get the necessary licences Henri Coanda made the first aerodynamic experiments and built the first aircraft with a thermojet (a jet-propelled aircraft, without a conventional propeller named Coanda 10) in Joachim Caproni’s workshop. It was shown at the 2nd Aeronautical International Salon in Paris in Henri Coanda was an artist and sculptor as well as an engineer. This is the “stamp” he designed which was used at the Salon Aeronautique in Paris in 1910.

17 Between Henri Coanda worked as a technical manager of the Aviation Factories from Bristol in England and built planes with propellers of original, first class design. The Bristol-Coanda plane The first Bristol-Coanda B.R.7. Biplane version of the Bristol- Coanda Monoplane no. 153 at Olympia in England in February in Bristol

18 One the oldest British ports is Bristol, a city with a rich cultural tradition. In the last years the economy relied on electronics and the aero spatial industry. The docs and the city centre have been restored as part of the world’s heritage.

19 Henri Coanda returns to Romania as the manager of INCREST (The Institute of Scientific and Technical Creation) and in 1970 he becomes a member of the Romanian Academy. He dies in Bucharest, 25th November 1972.

20 “Too bad my son, you were born 30 or even 50 years earlier” said G. Eiffel to Henri Coanda.


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