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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 Romanian 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 279,128 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 37 in 2019). Dimitrie Cantemir is the 659th most popular writer (down from 658th in 2019), the 43rd most popular biography from Romania (down from 40th 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 659 out of 5,755Before him are Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, Columella, Frontinus, William Saroyan, Oliver Sacks, and Georges Perec. After him are Maya Angelou, Ismail Gaspirali, Alfred de Vigny, Sven Hassel, Laura Ingalls Wilder, and Walter Raleigh.

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Among people born in 1673, Dimitrie Cantemir ranks 3Before him are Ahmed III and Louis de Montfort. After him are Wilhelmine Amalia of Brunswick-Lüneburg, Louise Françoise de Bourbon, Duchess of Bourbon, Alessandro Marcello, Rosalba Carriera, Alexander Danilovich Menshikov, Christian August of Holstein-Gottorp, Prince of Eutin, Violante Beatrice of Bavaria, René Duguay-Trouin, 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 Cosimo III de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany, Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach, Godfrey Kneller, Praskovia Saltykova, Anne Christine of Sulzbach, Princess of Piedmont, Zanabazar, Antonio Maria Valsalva, and Anne Henriette of Bavaria.

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In Romania

Among people born in Romania, Dimitrie Cantemir ranks 43 out of 665Before him are János Bolyai (1802), Álmos (820), Hermann Oberth (1894), Gabriel Bethlen (1580), Bela Lugosi (1882), and Radu cel Frumos (1438). After him are Gheorghe Hagi (1965), Milan I of Serbia (1854), John Cassian (360), Sergiu Celibidache (1912), Alexandru Ioan Cuza (1820), and Alexander Löhr (1885).

Among WRITERS In Romania

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