Alexandru Vulpe

Alexandru Vulpe
Born Alexandru Vulpe
(1931-06-16)June 16, 1931
Bucharest, Romania
Died February 9, 2016(2016-02-09) (aged 84)
Bucharest, Romania
Nationality Romanian
  • Historian
  • archaeologist
Awards Order of the Star of Romania
Academic background
Alma mater University of Bucharest
Thesis title Necropola hallstattiană de la Ferigile: Monografie arheologică
Thesis year 1968
Doctoral advisor Ion Nestor

Alexandru Vulpe (June 16, 1931 – February 9, 2016) was a Romanian historian and archaeologist, member of the Romanian Academy and director of Vasile Pârvan Institute of Archaeology.


Vulpe was born in 1931 in Bucharest and graduated from the Faculty of History of University of Bucharest in 1954, where he studied ancient history and classical philology.

In 1965, he became a scientific researcher of Vasile Pârvan Institute of Archaeology, and in 1968 he got his Doctorate in History for his work Necropola hallstattiană de la Ferigile: Monografie arheologică (The Hallstattian necropolis of Ferigile: Archaeological monography), being supervised by Ion Nestor. Since 1976, Vulpe was correspondent member of the German Archaeological Institute and member of the Permanent Council of the International Union for Prehistoric and Protohistoric Sciences (IUPPS).

In 2000, Vulpe was decorated with the commander title of Order of the Star of Romania.[1] In 2009, he was elected a titular member of the Romanian Academy.[2]


  1. "A murit academicianul Alexandru Vulpe (fișă biografică)". Agenția Națională de Presă, București. 9 February 2016. Retrieved 3 May 2016.
  2. (Romanian) Membrii Academiei Române din 1866 până în prezent at the Romanian Academy site
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