Drumul lui Nicolae Margineanu a început in 1905 în satul Obreja si s-a sfârsit în anul 1980 la Cluj : a început deci în imperiul Austro-Ungar, a fost martor al Unirii din 1918, a trait sub trei regi : Ferdinand, Carol al 2-lea si Mihai, si a parcurs toate dictaturile din Romania de la cea regala la cea legionara, apoi la cea Antonesciana si in final la cea comunista. S-a nascut sub Frantz Iosef si a murit sub Ceausescu.

Nicolae Margineanu a fost student la psihologie la Universitatea din Cluj si a facut stagii de specialitate post universitare la Leptzig, Berlin, Hamburg, Paris, Londra, apoi ca bursier Rockefeller doi ani in marile univesritati americane : Harvard, Yale, Columbia, Chicago si Duke.
S-a reântors în tara si a ocupat catedra de psihologie a Univesitatii din Cluj.
A fost arestat în 1948 si a stat 16 ani în închisoare trecând prin infernul puscariilor : Malmaison, Jilava, Pitesti, Aiud si Gherla.

Unul dintre cei mai mari psihologi romani. Saisprezece ani detinut politic, cu o prodigioasa opera in ciuda destinului sau dramatic.


Nicolae Margineanu's journey started in 1905 in the village Obreja and ended in 1980 in Cluj. He began his life under Austro-Hungarian domination, was a witness to the 1918 Union, lived under three kings: Ferdinand, Carol II and Mihai, and survived all of Romania's dictatorships, from absolute monarchy to the legionnaires rebelion, the Antonescian dictatorship and finally Comunism. Born under Franz Iosef, he died under Ceausescu.

Nicolae Margineanu studied psychology at the University of Cluj and had post-graduate studies in Leiptzig, Berlin, Hamburg, Paris and London. He was awarded a Rockefeller scholarship for two years in the great American Universities of Harvard, Yale, Columbia, Chicago and Duke. He returned to Romania and became a professor at the University of Cluj. He was arrested in 1948 and spent 16 years in the prisons of: Malmaison, Jilava, Pitesti, Aiud and Gherla.

One of the Romania's greatest psychologists. A sixteen years political prisoner, with prodigious work despite of his tragic destiny