Nae Ionescu (born Nicolae C. Ionescu; June 16 1890—March 15, 1940) was a
Romanian philosopher, logician, mathematician, professor, and journalist.
Born in Brăila, Ionescu studied Letters at the University of Bucharest until
1912. Upon graduation, he was appointed a teacher at the Matei Basarab High
School in Bucharest. When World War I began, he was in Germany for additional
studies at the University of Göttingen. Romania's entry into the war on the
Entente side side prevented him from returning, but he was to be awarded a
doctorate in Philosophy (1919) by the University of Munich. His thesis was
entitled Die Logistik als Versuch einer neuer Bergründung der Mathematik
("Formal logic as an attempt at a new foundation of mathematics").