Mihai Eminescu

1850 - 1889

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Mihai Eminescu (Romanian pronunciation: [miˈhaj emiˈnesku] (listen); born Mihail Eminovici; 15 January 1850 – 15 June 1889) was a Romanian Romantic poet from Moldavia, novelist, and journalist, generally regarded as the most famous and influential Romanian poet. 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, Austria to study when he was 19. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mihai Eminescu has received more than 889,875 page views. His biography is available in 63 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 61 in 2019). Mihai Eminescu is the 591st most popular writer (down from 532nd in 2019), the 33rd most popular biography from Romania (down from 27th in 2019) and the 7th most popular Romanian Writer.

Mihai Eminescu is one of Romania's most famous poets. He was born in 1850 and died in 1889. He is most famous for his poem "The Prayer" which was written in 1881.

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Among writers, Mihai Eminescu ranks 591 out of 5,794Before him are Denis of Portugal, Eugene O'Neill, Aulus Gellius, Demetrius Vikelas, Alexander Herzen, and Vuk Karadžić. After him are Anthony Burgess, Dino Buzzati, Pierre Choderlos de Laclos, France Prešeren, August Wilhelm Schlegel, and Harry Martinson.

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Among people born in 1850, Mihai Eminescu ranks 11Before him are Karl Ferdinand Braun, Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk, Sofia Kovalevskaya, Eduard Bernstein, Hermann Ebbinghaus, and Charles Richet. After him are Pierre Loti, Henry Louis Le Chatelier, Oliver Heaviside, Luigi Cadorna, Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and Strathearn, and Lafcadio Hearn. Among people deceased in 1889, Mihai Eminescu ranks 9Before him are Antonio Meucci, Jefferson Davis, Alexandre Cabanel, Baroness Mary Vetsera, Father Damien, and Michel Eugène Chevreul. After him are Nikolay Chernyshevsky, Luís I of Portugal, Wilkie Collins, Charles III, Prince of Monaco, Marie of Prussia, and Auguste Villiers de l'Isle-Adam.

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In Romania

Among people born in Romania, Mihai Eminescu ranks 33 out of 572Before him are Gheorghe Gheorghiu-Dej (1901), Jacob L. Moreno (1889), Elie Wiesel (1928), Bela Lugosi (1882), George Enescu (1881), and János Bolyai (1802). After him are Sergiu Celibidache (1912), Michael the Brave (1558), Gheorghe Zamfir (1941), Mircea Lucescu (1945), John Cassian (360), and Nadia Comăneci (1961).

Among WRITERS In Romania

Among writers born in Romania, Mihai Eminescu ranks 7Before him are Eugène Ionesco (1909), Tristan Tzara (1896), Paul Celan (1920), Herta Müller (1953), Jacob L. Moreno (1889), and Elie Wiesel (1928). After him are Dimitrie Cantemir (1673), Panait Istrati (1884), Dositej Obradović (1742), Károly Kerényi (1897), Lajos Zilahy (1891), and Ion Creangă (1837).