Dimitrie Cantemir, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Dimitrie Cantemir

Prince of Moldavia

Date of Birth: 26-Oct-1676

Place of Birth: Dimitrie Cantemir, Vaslui County, Romania

Date of Death: 21-Aug-1723

Profession: writer, composer, politician, historian, geographer, orientalist, cartographer, anthropologist, philosopher, linguist

Zodiac Sign: Scorpio

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About Dimitrie Cantemir

  • Dimitrie or Demetrius Cantemir (Romanian pronunciation: [di'mitri.e kante'mir] (listen); 26 October 1673 – 21 August 1723), also known by other spellings, was a Moldavian soldier, statesman, and man of letters.
  • He was twice voivode of Moldavia (March–April 1693 and 1710–1711).
  • During his second term, he allied his state with Russia in their war against Moldavia's Ottoman overlords; Russia's defeat forced Cantemir's family into exile and the replacement of the native voivodes by the Greek phanariots.
  • Cantemir was also a prolific writer, variously a philosopher, historian, composer, musicologist, linguist, ethnographer, and geographer.
  • His son Antioch, Russia's ambassador to Great Britain and France and a friend of Montesquieu and Voltaire, would go on to be known as "the father of Russian poetry".

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