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- Changes are now reverted and the IP blocked. (I reverted their edits elsewhere but wasn't sure about this case.) Certes (talk) 00:36, 8 February 2021 (UTC)
Crown from Marie's coronation
I don't know what to make of  this, and neither Regalia of Romania nor anything else I can find online clarifies whether this statement by an IP is true or not. Commons does not have en-wiki's standard of referencing: we don't delete just because something is unreferenced, but should certainly delete if false and modify the description if true. I'm pretty certain my statement that the original is lost was based on the wall text at the Maryhill Museum. Does anyone know the collection at the National History Museum (IP who posted doesn't say which, but the main one in Bucharest seems a safe bet) well enough to say definitively whether they have the original? I've been there a couple of times, none recently, and beyond the Trajan's Column replica & a few other large inscribed stones (and the philatelic collection, and a few memorable portraits) I'd be hard pressed to say what's there, and certainly couldn't be confident that something isn't. I could phone up Maryhill to confirm the wall text, if that's any use. - Jmabel | Talk 15:23, 19 February 2021 (UTC)
Women in Red Europe contest
After successfully completing our Asia and Africa contests over the past six months, we now welcome contributions to our Women in Europe contest which runs for three separate months from April to June 2021. To qualify for the contest, articles have to contain at least 160 words or 1,000 characters of running text and participants need to be members of Women in Red. We look forward to lots of new biographies of women from Romania.--Ipigott (talk) 06:45, 2 April 2021 (UTC)
I have nominated Sviatoslav I for a featured article review here. Please join the discussion on whether this article meets featured article criteria. Articles are typically reviewed for two weeks. If substantial concerns are not addressed during the review period, the article will be moved to the Featured Article Removal Candidates list for a further period, where editors may declare "Keep" or "Delist" the article's featured status. The instructions for the review process are here. Hog Farm Talk 23:40, 2 April 2021 (UTC)
Highest railway in Romania?
Article on Michael the Brave's 1600 personal union?
I'd like to ask you guys what you think about the possibility of making an article specifically dedicated to the three Romanian principalities' personal union created by Michael the Brave in 1600.
I'm aware that there is probably not that much stuff to say about this political entity, much of it probably already being on the Michael the Brave article. However, there might be enough for a separate article, which would include sections like "Demographics" and an infobox about the three countries united. This, of course, only if there are enough sources for at least approximate versions of such numbers/facts.
Why would we make such an article? Well, mostly to spread awareness about this political entity, which could be viewed as a predecessor of modern-day Romania. Please ping me if you reply; I haven't been very active lately. Cheers! Lupishor (talk) 18:32, 21 May 2021 (UTC)
- Lupishor, I actually thought of that long ago too. I don't believe it's possible but it is worth trying. We could make it like Dual monarchy of England and France, perhaps. Although we should make sure there actually are several sources out there dedicated to studying the 1600 personal union before anything, and from what I've been able to find in Google Scholar, there's not too many. Super Ψ Dro 19:37, 21 May 2021 (UTC)
- Thanks for the answer, Super Dro! I guess we could get something nice in the infobox, showing the map of Europe at 1600 with the three principalities highlighted in green. Michael's seal would probably work for the flag/coat of arms section.
- With currently available sources, "Background", "Formation" and "Fall" sections would probably be easy to create. For "Demographics", although numbers aren't exact and vary highly, I think we could use sources from History of Transylvania. A "Legacy" section is probably neither needed nor possible; it already exists on Michael's article, though. Maybe a "Most important settlements" section can also be added; I see that at least some of Romania's cities have numbers of their 16th/17th centuries populations listed on their articles.
- Not too many sources and content possibilities, but probably still enough for a decent-looking article. :) Lupishor (talk) 20:04, 21 May 2021 (UTC)
I guess we should just create the article and enlarge + improve it in time. Would be nice if others joined as well. As to when: as soon as possible, why not?
- I would prefer to use a draft first just in case we realize there's not enough information available. I would wait some time to see if someone else joins. Regarding the name, it could just be "Personal union of Wallachia, Transylvania and Moldavia". Using something like "Romanian Principalities" when including Transylvania might not be considered neutral. Super Ψ Dro 21:53, 21 May 2021 (UTC)
Well, I get your point, since Transylvania was mostly ruled by Hungarians and can certainly be considered a Hungarian state. However, it can also be called a "Romanian principality" in the way that its population was mostly Romanian. Especially in this particular case, where Transylvania was ruled by a Romanian prince, I don't see a problem with calling it a Romanian principality. We'll have to see what others think. Lupishor (talk) 22:50, 21 May 2021 (UTC)
- Be aware that simply collating various disparate facts from reliable sources goes against Wikipedia policy. The source has to discuss those facts in the context of the subject or in reference to it. Hopefully, recent sources should be used (use of Balcescu should be limited mostly to the legacy section for example).Anonimu (talk) 09:02, 31 May 2021 (UTC)
Romanian name of Nyíregyháza, Hungary?
A supposed Romanian name of Nyíregyháza, Mestecănești, can be found on different places on the internet, including Google Maps, some Romanian websites and on Wikipedia articles in some languages, including English until not too long ago. It's nothing recent, originating from at least 2007 – here you can see a user of Romanian Wikipedia asking about the origin of another variant that appeared on ro.wikipedia, Mestecăniș.
The problem is that I haven't found any historical source referring to this name. Yet, somehow, it's so widespread that it's even used on Google Maps. The name Nyíregyháza comes from nyír, the Hungarian word for "birch". So does the German name Birkenkirchen (from Brike), as well as the supposed Romanian name – mesteacăn is Romanian for "birch". The name, however, looks like a recent creation, since Romanian variants of Hungarian toponyms are always similar-sounding: Debrecen → Debrețin, Békéscsaba → Bichișciaba, Gyula → Giula etc. Also, Mestecănești contains the -ești suffix, typical for places in Wallachia and Moldavia, but rare in Transylvania.
- The Enciclopedia română (1904) does not mention a Romanian name in its article about Nyíregyháza (p. 428), nor in its article about Szabolcs (pp. 1051-2). For comparison, it does have an article Debrețin (p. 111). Markussep Talk 07:16, 31 May 2021 (UTC)
Expert needed on medieval history
Can anyone help me find the Romanian company privatized to foreign control in 1993?
This is significant because no such thing happened up to that point. In 1993, Romania privatized its first company to foreign control. In 1994, one more was, but I know this one: Rodae. I wish to know the 1993 one though, because it was the first. I got the number of these companies from here. As you can see there is one company in 1993 and one in 1994. Please help me find the 1993 one. Transylvania1916 (talk) 21:18, 19 June 2021 (UTC)
ROC and Iron Guard
Hi everyone. I pretty much finished expanding the Relationship between the Romanian Orthodox Church and the Iron Guard. I might bring some minor improvements in the next few days but nothing major until mid August. So if anyone wants to go over it, copy edit, review or do whatever wikistuff needs to be done, please do so. Regards, Plinul cel tanar (talk) 16:58, 15 July 2021 (UTC)
FAR for Joseph Szigeti
I have nominated Joseph Szigeti for a featured article review here. Please join the discussion on whether this article meets featured article criteria. Articles are typically reviewed for two weeks. If substantial concerns are not addressed during the review period, the article will be moved to the Featured Article Removal Candidates list for a further period, where editors may declare "Keep" or "Delist" the article's featured status. The instructions for the review process are here. Hog Farm Talk 01:56, 17 July 2021 (UTC)