• Born date: 1807-10-26
  • Born in: n.a.
  • Death date: 1862-06-20
  • Death in: Romania
Barbu Catargiu

Barbu Catargiu (26 October 1807–20 June [O.S. 8 June] 1862) was a conservative Romanian politician and journalist. He was the first Prime Minister of Romania, in 1862, until he was assassinated on 20 June that year. He was a staunch defender of the great estates of the boyars, and notably originated the conservative doctrine that "feudalism in Romania had never existed".