Dimitrie Cantemir

1673 - 1723

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Dimitrie or Demetrius Cantemir (Romanian pronunciation: [diˈmitri.e kanteˈmir] (listen), Russian: Дмитрий Кантемир; 26 October 1673 – 21 August 1723), also known by other spellings, was a Moldavian prince, statesman, and man of letters, regarded as one of the most significant early Enlightenment figures. He twice served as voivode of Moldavia (March–April 1693 and 1710–1711). During his second term he allied his state with Russia in a war against Moldavia's Ottoman overlords; Russia's defeat forced Cantemir's family into exile and the replacement of the native voivodes by Greek phanariots. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Dimitrie Cantemir has received more than 244,189 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 33 in 2019). Dimitrie Cantemir is the 658th most popular writer (up from 716th in 2019), the 40th most popular biography from Romania (up from 41st in 2019) and the 8th most popular Romanian Writer.

Dimitrie Cantemir is most famous for his work on the history of the Ottoman Empire.

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Among writers, Dimitrie Cantemir ranks 658 out of 5,794Before him are Hermann Broch, Sven Hassel, Giambattista Basile, Dashiell Hammett, Ben Jonson, and Bernart de Ventadorn. After him are Diana Wynne Jones, Periander, Stephen Covey, Irène Némirovsky, Zhang Sanfeng, and Émile Verhaeren.

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Among people born in 1673, Dimitrie Cantemir ranks 4Before him are Ahmed III, Louis de Montfort, and Wilhelmine Amalia of Brunswick-Lüneburg. After him are Alessandro Marcello, Louise Françoise de Bourbon, Duchess of Bourbon, Rosalba Carriera, Alexander Danilovich Menshikov, Christian August of Holstein-Gottorp, Prince of Eutin, Johann Conrad Dippel, Violante Beatrice of Bavaria, and Spencer Compton, 1st Earl of Wilmington. Among people deceased in 1723, Dimitrie Cantemir ranks 4Before him are Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, Philippe II, Duke of Orléans, and Christopher Wren. After him are Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach, Cosimo III de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany, Praskovia Saltykova, Godfrey Kneller, Anne Christine of Sulzbach, Princess of Piedmont, Zanabazar, Guillaume Dubois, and Mariana Alcoforado.

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In Romania

Among people born in Romania, Dimitrie Cantemir ranks 40 out of 572Before him are Sergiu Celibidache (1912), Michael the Brave (1558), Gheorghe Zamfir (1941), Mircea Lucescu (1945), John Cassian (360), and Nadia Comăneci (1961). After him are Milan I of Serbia (1854), Klaus Iohannis (1959), György Dózsa (1470), Alexandru Ioan Cuza (1820), Mircea I of Wallachia (1355), and Álmos (820).

Among WRITERS In Romania

Among writers born in Romania, Dimitrie Cantemir ranks 8Before him are Tristan Tzara (1896), Paul Celan (1920), Herta Müller (1953), Jacob L. Moreno (1889), Elie Wiesel (1928), and Mihai Eminescu (1850). After him are Panait Istrati (1884), Dositej Obradović (1742), Károly Kerényi (1897), Lajos Zilahy (1891), Ion Creangă (1837), and Ion Luca Caragiale (1852).