Mihai Eminescu, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death

    

Mihai Eminescu

Romanian poet, novelist and journalist

Date of Birth: 15-Jan-1850

Place of Birth: Botoșani, Botoșani County, Romania

Date of Death: 15-Jun-1889

Profession: actor, writer, poet, politician, librarian, journalist, essayist, prosaist

Zodiac Sign: Capricorn


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About Mihai Eminescu

  • Mihai Eminescu (Romanian pronunciation: [mi'haj emi'nesku] (listen); born Mihail Eminovici; 15 January 1850 – 15 June 1889) was a Romantic poet, novelist, and journalist, generally regarded as the most famous and influential Romanian poet, as well as the first modern poet in Romanian literature.
  • Eminescu was an active member of the Junimea literary society and worked as an editor for the newspaper Timpul ("The Time"), the official newspaper of the Conservative Party (1880–1918).
  • His poetry was first published when he was 16 and he went to Vienna to study when he was 19.
  • The poet's manuscripts, containing 46 volumes and approximately 14,000 pages, were offered by Titu Maiorescu as a gift to the Romanian Academy during the meeting that was held on 25 January 1902.
  • Notable works include Luceafarul (The Vesper/The Evening Star/The Lucifer/The Daystar), Oda în metru antic (Ode in Ancient Meter), and the five Letters (Epistles/Satires).
  • In his poems he frequently used metaphysical, mythological and historical subjects. His father was Gheorghe Eminovici from Caline?ti, a Moldavian village in Suceava county, Bucovina, which was then part of the Austrian Empire (while his father came from Banat).
  • He crossed the border into Moldavia, settling in Ipote?ti, near the town of Boto?ani.
  • He married Raluca Iura?cu, an heiress of an old aristocratic Moldavian family.
  • In a Junimea register, Eminescu wrote down his birthday date as 22 December 1849, while in the documents of Cernau?i Gymnasium, where Eminescu studied, his birth date is 14 December 1849.
  • Nevertheless, Titu Maiorescu, in his work Eminescu and His Poems (1889) quoted N.
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  • Giurescu's research and adopted his conclusion regarding the date and place of Mihai Eminescu's birth, as being 15 January 1850, in Boto?ani.
  • This date resulted from several sources, among which there was a file of notes on christenings from the archives of the Uspenia (Domneasca) Church of Boto?ani; inside this file, the date of birth was "15 January 1850" and the date of christening was the 21st of the same month.
  • The date of his birth was confirmed by the poet's elder sister, Aglae Drogli, who affirmed that the place of birth was the village of Ipote?ti.

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