Mircea Eliade

1907 - 1986

Mircea Eliade

Mircea Eliade (Romanian: [ˈmirt͡ʃe̯a eliˈade]; March 9 [O.S. February 24] 1907 – April 22, 1986) was a Romanian historian of religion, fiction writer, philosopher, and professor at the University of Chicago. He was a leading interpreter of religious experience, who established paradigms in religious studies that persist to this day. His theory that hierophanies form the basis of religion, splitting the human experience of reality into sacred and profane space and time, has proved influential. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mircea Eliade has received more than 939,709 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 16th most popular historian.

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Among historians, Mircea Eliade ranks 16 out of 292Before him are Suetonius, Alexis de Tocqueville, Diodorus Siculus, Thomas Kuhn, Manetho, and Saxo Grammaticus. After him are Cassius Dio, Fernand Braudel, Procopius, Johann Joachim Winckelmann, Johan Huizinga, and Arnold J. Toynbee.

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Among people born in 1907, Mircea Eliade ranks 7Before him are Frida Kahlo, Astrid Lindgren, Claus von Stauffenberg, Katharine Hepburn, Oscar Niemeyer, and John Wayne. After him are Edwin McMillan, Hergé, Laurence Olivier, Alberto Moravia, François Duvalier, and Jacques Tati. Among people deceased in 1986, Mircea Eliade ranks 11Before him are Olof Palme, Andrei Tarkovsky, Chiune Sugihara, Cary Grant, Tenzing Norgay, and Jiddu Krishnamurti. After him are Joseph Beuys, Jean Genet, Henry Moore, Celâl Bayar, Urho Kekkonen, and Cliff Burton.

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In Romania

Among people born in Romania, Mircea Eliade ranks 12 out of 421Before him are John Hunyadi (1407), Eugène Ionesco (1909), Stephen Báthory (1533), Tristan Tzara (1896), Ion Antonescu (1882), and Elena Ceaușescu (1916). After him are Vlad II Dracul (1395), Johnny Weissmuller (1904), Michael I of Romania (1921), Béla Kun (1886), Constantin Brâncuși (1876), and Carol II of Romania (1893).

Among HISTORIANS In Romania

Among historians born in Romania, Mircea Eliade ranks 1After him are Arnold Hauser (1892).

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