Corneliu_Zelea_Codreanu_archive_Legionary_Movement_Romanian_Christian_NationalistsCorneliu Zelea Codreanu (September 13, 1899 – November 30, 1938) — born Corneliu Zieliński a was a far-rightRomanian politician who was the founder and charismatic leader of the Iron Guard (also known as the Legionary movement), an ultra-nationalistic and violently antisemitic organization active throughout most of the interwar period.  Noted for its mystical and Romanian Orthodox-inspired revolutionary message, the Iron Guard grew into an important actor on the Romanian political stage, coming into conflict with the political establishment and Marxist forces. The Legionaries traditionally referred to Codreanu as Căpitanul (“The Captain”), and he held absolute authority over the organization until his death.
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