Dimitrie Cantemir

1673 - 1723

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Dimitrie or Demetrius Cantemir (Romanian pronunciation: [diˈmitri.e kanteˈmir] , Russian: Дмитрий Кантемир; 26 October 1673 – 21 August 1723), also known by other spellings, was a Moldavian prince, statesman, and man of letters. 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 320,068 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 40 in 2019). Dimitrie Cantemir is the 604th most popular writer (up from 653rd in 2019), the 38th most popular biography from Romania (up from 43rd in 2019) and the 7th most popular Romanian Writer.

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

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Notable Works

Cele mai frumoase pagini--
Descriptio Moldaviae
Istoria ieroglifică
The history of the growth and decay of the Othman empire ..
Melanholia neasemuitului Inorog
The salvation of the wise man and the ruin of the sinful world =

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Over the past year Dimitrie Cantemir has had the most page views in the with 128,377 views, followed by English (44,763), and Russian (43,609). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Thai (363.85%), Uzbek (225.74%), and Croatian (100.90%)


Among writers, Dimitrie Cantemir ranks 604 out of 7,302Before him are Hermann Broch, Napoleon Hill, Lion Feuchtwanger, Karl Kraus, Judah Halevi, and Pierre Loti. After him are Erich Kästner, Hugo von Hofmannsthal, John Irving, Elisabeth of Wied, Columella, and Alexander Herzen.

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Among people born in 1673, Dimitrie Cantemir ranks 2Before him is Ahmed III. After him are Louis de Montfort, Wilhelmine Amalia of Brunswick-Lüneburg, Rosalba Carriera, Louise Françoise de Bourbon, Duchess of Bourbon, Alessandro Marcello, Alexander Danilovich Menshikov, Christian August of Holstein-Gottorp, Prince of Eutin, Jacques-Martin Hotteterre, Spencer Compton, 1st Earl of Wilmington, and Anna Maria Franziska of Saxe-Lauenburg. 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, Godfrey Kneller, Anne Christine of Sulzbach, Princess of Piedmont, Antonio Maria Valsalva, Praskovia Saltykova, Zanabazar, and Guillaume Dubois.

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In Romania

Among people born in Romania, Dimitrie Cantemir ranks 38 out of 844Before him are Michael the Brave (1558), Jacob L. Moreno (1889), Álmos (820), George Enescu (1881), Sergiu Celibidache (1912), and Gheorghe Zamfir (1941). After him are Iannis Xenakis (1922), Mihai Eminescu (1850), Milan I of Serbia (1854), Basarab I of Wallachia (1275), Radu cel Frumos (1438), and János Bolyai (1802).

Among WRITERS In Romania

Among writers born in Romania, Dimitrie Cantemir ranks 7Before him are Eugène Ionesco (1909), Tristan Tzara (1896), Paul Celan (1920), Herta Müller (1953), Elie Wiesel (1928), and Jacob L. Moreno (1889). After him are Mihai Eminescu (1850), Panait Istrati (1884), Dositej Obradović (1742), Károly Kerényi (1897), Ion Luca Caragiale (1852), and Lajos Zilahy (1891).