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About the Name Ioan

The origin of Ioan is Welsh and Romanian. This eMedTV segment explains other information related to the name Ioan, including its meaning and other forms. Census, Australia 2000

Meanings and Variations

Ioan is from Welsh.
Ioan is from Romanian.
Alternates for Ioan include: Yoan
Some forms of Ioan are: John
Famous people named Ioan
Ioan Lyonel Evans, Politician: British politician who served as a Labour Co-operative Member of Parliament (MP) from 1964 to 1970 and from 1974 until his death in 1984.
Ioan Gruffudd, Actor: Welsh actor formally trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. He came to international attention as Fifth Officer Harold Lowe in the film Titanic (1997), and as Lt. John Beales in Black Hawk Down (2001). He is best known for playing the role of Horatio Hornblower in Hornblower, the British made-for-TV films (1998–2003) based on C.S. Forester's novels.\n\nGruffudd's recent notable film roles include Lancelot in King Arthur (2004), Mister Fantastic (Reed Richards) in Fantastic Four (2005) and the sequel Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007), and British slavery abolitionist William Wilberforce in Amazing Grace (2006). He played Tony Blair in W. (2008).\n
Ioan Mackenzie James, Mathematician: British mathematician working in the field of topology particularly in homotopy theory. He is a fellow of the Royal Society. He held the Savilian Chair of Geometry at the University of Oxford from 1970 to 1995. He is now a professor emeritus.\n\nIn 1978 the London Mathematical Society awarded him the Senior Whitehead Prize, which was established in honor of his PhD supervisor, Whitehead.\n
Ioan Teodor Callimachi, Prince of Moldavia: Callimachi served in the administrations of Ioan Mavrocordat and of Grigore II Ghica. He was Grand Dragoman at the Ottoman Porte in Istanbul where, over the course of his sixteen years of service, he was recognized for his diplomatic ability. In 1758, he was rewarded with the position of Prince of Moldavia which he held until 1761. Callimachi retired to Constantinople where he lived for 19 years before his death.
Ioan Iacob Heraclid, Ruler of Moldavia: Also known as Ioan Iacob Eraclid and Jacob Heraclides, he was a Greek soldier and ruler of Moldavia from November 1561 to November 1563, most notable for being the first officially Protestant monarch in Eastern Europe.
Ioan C. Cantacuzino, Physician: Renowned Romanian physician and bacteriologist, a professor at the Romanian School of Medicine and Pharmacy and a member of the Romanian Academy. He was the founder of the fields of microbiology and experimental medicine in Romania, and creator of the Ioan Cantacuzino Institute.
Ioan Petru Culianu, Historian: Romanian historian of religion, culture, and ideas, a philosopher and political essayist, and a short story writer. He long served as professor of divinity at the University of Chicago, and also taught the history of Romanian culture at the University of Groningen.\n\nAn expert in gnosticism and Renaissance magic, he was a collaborator and disciple of Mircea Eliade, though he gradually distanced himself from his mentor. Culianu published seminal work on the interrelation of the occult, Eros, magic, physics, and history.\n\nCulianu was murdered in 1991. His murder has often been suggested to be the result of his critical view of Romanian national politics.
Ioan Sturdza, Prince of Moldavia: Also referred to as Ioan Sandu Sturdza, he was a Prince of Moldavia (June 21, 1822-May 5, 1828) and the most famous descendant of Alexandru Sturdza. He is considered the first indigenous ruler with the end of Phanariote rule.

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