Famous Romanians

A tribute brought to the great Romanian personalities who have brought worldwide pride and glory to Romania.
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Constantin Brâncuși: pioneer of modernism, one of the most influential sculptors of the 20th-century, Brâncuși is called the patriarch of modern sculpture.

Love that sentence:“Some idiots call my work abstract, in spite of the fact that what they call abstract is actually the most real of all — not the outer appearance, but the concept or essence of things”--Constantin Brancusi.

George Cosbuc, Romanian poet, translator, teacher, and journalist, best remembered for his verses describing, praising and eulogizing rural life, its many travails but also its occasions for joy.

George Cosbuc, Romanian poet, translator, teacher, and journalist, best remembered for his verses describing, praising and eulogizing rural life, its many travails but also its occasions for joy.

Henri Coandă, Romanian inventor, aerodynamics pioneer and builder of an experimental aircraft.

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George Bacovia,  Romanian symbolist poet, whose poetry came to be seen as a precursor of Romanian Modernism.  George Bacovia, scriitor român, autorul unor volume de versuri și proză scrise în baza unei tehnici unice în literatura română, cu vădite influențe din marii lirici moderni francezi, cel mai important poet simbolist român și unul dintre cei mai importanți poeți din poezia română modernă.

George Bacovia, Romanian symbolist poet, whose poetry came to be seen as a precursor of Romanian Modernism. George Bacovia, scriitor român, autorul unor volume de versuri și proză scrise în baza unei tehnici unice în literatura română, cu vădite influențe din marii lirici moderni francezi, cel mai important poet simbolist român și unul dintre cei mai importanți poeți din poezia română modernă.

Mihai Eminescu: Romantic poet, novelist and journalist, often regarded as the most famous and influential Romanian poet.

Mihai Eminescu: The Divided National Poet

Mihai Eminescu is considered one of the most important poets of the Romanian language, and is cherished as a national poet in both Romania and Moldova.

Nichita Stanescu: the most acclaimed modern Romanian poet and essayist, loved by the public and respected by the literary critics.

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Ion Creangă, was a Moldavian-born 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. Widely seen as masterpieces of the Romanian language and local humor, his writings occupy the middle ground between a collection of folkloric sources and an original contribution to a literary realism of rural inspiration.

Ion Creangă, was a Moldavian-born 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. Widely seen as masterpieces of the Romanian language and local humor, his writings occupy the middle ground between a collection of folkloric sources and an original contribution to a literary realism of rural inspiration.

Gheorghe Zamfir: known for playing an expanded version of the traditional Romanian-style pan flute (Nai), also  known as "The Master of the Pan Flute".

Gheorghe Zamfir: known for playing an expanded version of the traditional Romanian-style pan flute (Nai), also known as "The Master of the Pan Flute".

George Enescu: Romanian composer, violist, pianist and conductor and teacher, regarded as one of the greatest composers of the 20th century and Romania's most important musician.

Romanian violinist, composer, pianist, and conductor. ”Was Enescu the Mozart we missed?”- said ”the Guardian”

Mircea Eliade,  Romanian historian of religion, fiction writer, philosopher, and professor at the University of Chicago. Eliade had fluent command of five languages (Romanian, French, German, Italian, and English) and a reading knowledge of three others (Hebrew, Persian, and Sanskrit). He was a leading interpreter of religious experience, who established paradigms in religious studies that persist to this day.

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