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grupul-statuar horea closca si crisan cluj

Horea, Cloşca and Crişan Statuary Group

Horea, Cloșca and Crișan were the heroes of the Romanians from the Apuseni Mountains who led the revolt in Transylvania in 1784, during the reign of Emperor Joseph II and Governor Samuel von Brukenthal. The three, Ursu Nicola called Horea, Ion Oargă called Crişan and Marcu Gurgiu called Cloşca were arrested and sentenced to death. Horea and Cloşca were executed by being “pulled on the wheel”, while Crişan hanged himself in prison. In their memory, near the „Simion Bărnuţiu” Central Park, a statuary group representing them was placed in 1974, the monument was made by Ion Vlasiu.