Tristan Tzara

1896 - 1963

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Tristan Tzara (French: [tʁistɑ̃ dzaʁa]; Romanian: [trisˈtan ˈt͡sara]; born Samuel or Samy Rosenstock, also known as S. Samyro; 28 April [O.S. 16 April] 1896 – 25 December 1963) was a Romanian and French avant-garde poet, essayist and performance artist. Also active as a journalist, playwright, literary and art critic, composer and film director, he was known best for being one of the founders and central figures of the anti-establishment Dada movement. Under the influence of Adrian Maniu, the adolescent Tzara became interested in Symbolism and co-founded the magazine Simbolul with Ion Vinea (with whom he also wrote experimental poetry) and painter Marcel Janco. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Tristan Tzara has received more than 556,769 page views. His biography is available in 63 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 57 in 2019). Tristan Tzara is the 191st most popular writer (up from 202nd in 2019), the 8th most popular biography from Romania (up from 9th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Romanian Writer.

Tristan Tzara is most famous for his Dadaist poems and his co-founding of the Dadaist movement.

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Among writers, Tristan Tzara ranks 191 out of 5,794Before him are Georges Simenon, Mansur Al-Hallaj, Peter Handke, Stéphane Mallarmé, Yukio Mishima, and Nizami Ganjavi. After him are Lucian, Sigrid Undset, Mario Vargas Llosa, Saadi Shirazi, Arthur C. Clarke, and Coen brothers.

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Among people born in 1896, Tristan Tzara ranks 8Before him are Jean Piaget, Wallis Simpson, Georgy Zhukov, Lev Vygotsky, André Breton, and Imre Nagy. After him are Roman Jakobson, Antonin Artaud, Trygve Lie, Konstantin Rokossovsky, Klement Gottwald, and Andrei Zhdanov. Among people deceased in 1963, Tristan Tzara ranks 10Before him are Robert Frost, Georges Braque, Jean Cocteau, Aldous Huxley, Lee Harvey Oswald, and Robert Schuman. After him are C. S. Lewis, Ngo Dinh Diem, Nâzım Hikmet, Paul Hindemith, Abd el-Krim, and Francis Poulenc.

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In Romania

Among people born in Romania, Tristan Tzara ranks 8 out of 572Before him are Nicolae Ceaușescu (1918), Béla Bartók (1881), Matthias Corvinus (1443), Eugène Ionesco (1909), Alaric I (376), and Stephen Báthory (1533). After him are John Hunyadi (1407), Ion Antonescu (1882), Elena Ceaușescu (1916), Mircea Eliade (1907), Johnny Weissmuller (1904), and Michael I of Romania (1921).

Among WRITERS In Romania

Among writers born in Romania, Tristan Tzara ranks 2Before him are Eugène Ionesco (1909). After him are Paul Celan (1920), Herta Müller (1953), Jacob L. Moreno (1889), Elie Wiesel (1928), Mihai Eminescu (1850), Dimitrie Cantemir (1673), Panait Istrati (1884), Dositej Obradović (1742), Károly Kerényi (1897), and Lajos Zilahy (1891).