Adrian-Bogdan Ceobanu


In this article, we attempted to draw a portrait of Constantin G. Nanu, Romania’s minister plenipotentiary to Belgrade, whose mission took place in 1905 and 1906. He was the ninth head of the Mission to the Serbian capital, and he was selected on account of his grasp of Balkan politics, his familiarity with Southeastern European issues, as former Secretary General, and his previous experience in a similar position. Parsing the diplomatic reports of the Romanian envoy to Belgrade
reveals a number of topics of interest to Bucharest: border incidents, developments in Serbian-Ottoman and Serbian-Bulgarian relations, translations of newspaper articles concerning Serbia’s domestic and foreign affairs, and analyses of the rather strifeful
internal political scene. Although he had a short mandate, free of incidents, he tried to better understand the realities of Romania’s neighbor south of the Danube.


Constantin G. Nanu, diplomat, “Macedonian question,” Belgrade, King Peter I, Balkan states.

From Victoria Boulevard to Brancova Ulita. A Romanian Diplomat in Belgrade: Constantin G. Nanu (1905–1906)