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Băilești is a city in Dolj County, Oltenia, Romania, with a population of 17,537. One village, Balasan, is administered by the city. The Romanian actor and comedian Amza Pellea and Romanian actor and theatre actor Marcel Iureș were born here and also Adriana Nechita, Georgiana Ciuciulete and Valerică Găman.

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The 1907 Romanian Peasants' Revolt took place between 21 February and 5 April 1907. It started in northern Moldavia and, after three weeks in which it was localised in that area, it quickly spread, reaching Wallachia, including as far as Oltenia. The main cause was the discontent of the peasants over the inequity of land ownership, which was in the hands of just a few large landowners.

Following the fall of the Conservative Party government on March 12, the new Liberal government crushed the revolt violently with the help of the Romanian Army, killing thousands of peasants in the process.

The inscriptions read:

The peasants of this commune fought against the landowners for land and freedom.
The Burchezo-Mosieresc regime bloodily repressed the uprising by shooting over 50 peasants.
Glorie Taranilop fell heroically in the fight for land and freedom.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 7 February 2021
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During World War I, 156 people from Băilești died on the battlefield. In 1924 sculptor Iordănescu constructed the Monument of the Băilești Heroes in their honour. During World War II, 108 citizens of Băilești died on the battlefield.

In 2001, Băilești was declared a municipality. The city has been expanding during the past few years. Several commercial centres have been built, while banks and old buildings have been restored.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 7 February 2021
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Pilot hero, Petre Ivanovici, Son of Băilești 1898-1936.

Petre Ivanovici (1898–1936) was a flight instructor at the Romanian (Military) Training Center of the Romanian Aeronautics in Tecuci and the Civil Flight School of ARPA, Asociatia Romana pentru Propaganda Aviatiei.

He performed in numerous air shows, as one of the initial members of the Red Devils crew. Beginning in 1935 he was a line pilot of SARTA (Societatea Anonimă Română de Transporturi Aeriene).

He was the first Romanian pilot to travel, in 1935, from Bucharest to the Equator in Africa.

The Romanian air tours over Africa were a series of trips, called 'raids' in Romanian literature, made by Romanian airmen over Africa between 1933 and 1935, with the purpose of promoting air tourism, Romanian airplanes, as well as Romanian aviation in general. Global aviation development, exploring its possibilities and setting up aircraft records were an everyday occurrence.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 7 February 2021
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King Michael the Brave (Mihai Viteazul).

Reigned from 1593 to 1601.

Michael the Brave was the Prince of Wallachia, Prince of Moldavia (1600) and de facto ruler of Transylvania (1599–1600). He is considered one of Romania's greatest national heroes. Since the 19th century, Michael the Brave has been regarded by Romanian nationalists as a symbol of Romanian unity, as his reign was the first time when all principalities inhabited by Romanians were under the same ruler.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 7 February 2021
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A monument 'In Memoriam' for a beloved family member.

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