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Description:Badea Cartan (roughly: Brother Cartan the common nickname of Gheorghe Cartan; 24 January 1849 7 August 1911) was a self-taught ethnic Romanian shepherd who fought for the independence of the Romanians of Transylvania (then under Hungarian rule inside Austria-Hungary), distributing Romanian-language books that he secretly brought from Romania to their villages. In all he smuggled some 200,000 books for pupils, priests, teachers and peasants; he used several routes to pass through the Fagaras Mountains.
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