Ion Creangă

1837 - 1889

Ion Creangă

Ion Creangă ({{IPA-ro|iˈon ˈkre̯aŋɡə}; March 1, 1837 – December 31, 1889) was a Romanian writer, raconteur and schoolteacher. A main figure in 19th century Romanian literature, he is best known for his Childhood Memories volume, his novellas and short stories, and his many anecdotes. Creangă's main contribution to fantasy and children's literature includes narratives structured around eponymous protagonists ("Harap Alb", "Ivan Turbincă", "Dănilă Prepeleac", "Stan Pățitul"), as well as fairy tales indebted to conventional forms ("The Story of the Pig", "The Goat and Her Three Kids", "The Mother with Three Daughters-in-Law", "The Old Man's Daughter and the Old Woman's Daughter"). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ion Creangă has received more than 179,911 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 1,633rd most popular writer.

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Among writers, Ion Creangă ranks 1,631 out of 4,883Before him are Attila József, Upton Sinclair, Mahadevi Varma, Jón Arason, Margit Sandemo, and Jonas Lie. After him are Martin of Opava, Thomas Merton, Paul Gerhardt, Wayne Dyer, Miguel Hernández, and James B. Donovan.

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Among people born in 1837, Ion Creangă ranks 31Before him are Ilia Chavchavadze, James Murray, Arnold Janssen, Abraham Kuyper, Francis, Duke of Teck, and Édouard Stephan. After him are Vasily Radlov, Algernon Charles Swinburne, Henry Draper, Tippu Tip, Théodore Dubois, and Joseph Bell. Among people deceased in 1889, Ion Creangă ranks 27Before him are Numa Denis Fustel de Coulanges, Gaston Planté, Mikhail Saltykov-Shchedrin, Ignacy Domeyko, John Ericsson, and Jules Dupré. After him are Viktor Bunyakovsky, Princess Eugénie of Sweden, Princess Augusta of Hesse-Kassel, Maria Mitchell, Émile Augier, and Yohannes IV.

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In Romania

Among people born in Romania, Ion Creangă ranks 97 out of 421Before him are Mircea II of Wallachia (1422), Károly Kerényi (1897), Ion Luca Caragiale (1852), Mihnea cel Rău (null), Mihai Antonescu (1904), and Joseph M. Juran (1904). After him are Nicu Ceaușescu (1951), Michael Cretu (1957), Ion Mihai Pacepa (1928), Gabriel Báthory (1589), Constantin Sănătescu (1885), and Lucien Goldmann (1913).

Among WRITERS In Romania

Among writers born in Romania, Ion Creangă ranks 14Before him are Panait Istrati (1884), Dositej Obradović (1742), Nikolaus Lenau (1802), Lajos Zilahy (1891), Károly Kerényi (1897), and Ion Luca Caragiale (1852). After him are János Arany (1817), Vasile Alecsandri (1821), Tudor Arghezi (1880), Mihail Sadoveanu (1880), Liviu Rebreanu (1885), and Ferenc Kazinczy (1759).