Famous Romanian Writers

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Ovid
(Poet)
Ovid
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Birthdate: March 20, 0043
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Sulmo, Italy, Roman Republic
Died: 0017 AD

Roman poet Publius Ovidius Naso, better known as Ovid, lived during the rule of Augustus. He is held at par with Latin legends Virgil and Horace. Remembered for his mythological masterpiece the Metamorphoses, a 15-book Latin poem, he spent his final years exiled in a city on the Black Sea.

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Emil Cioran
(One of the Finest Philosophers and Critical Writers from Romania)
Emil Cioran
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Birthdate: April 8, 1911
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Rasinari, Romania
Died: July 20, 1995
Born to a priest father, Romanian philosopher Emil Cioran grew up to include religious and melancholic themes in his works. His award-winning bestseller A Short History of Decay was followed by books such as The Trouble with Being Born, all of which spoke of illness and suicide.
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Mircea Eliade
(Historian of Religion and Author)
Mircea Eliade
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Birthdate: March 13, 1907
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bucharest, Romania
Died: April 22, 1986

Mircea Eliade was a Romanian fiction writer, historian of religion, professor at the University of Chicago, and philosopher. His stories and novels have been adapted into films, such as The Bengali Night, which was directed by Nicolas Klotz. His works have also influenced writers all over the world.

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 4 
Mihai Eminescu
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Birthdate: January 15, 1850
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Botoșani, Romania
Died: June 15, 1889
 5 
Corneliu Zelea Codreanu
(Romanian Politcian, Founder and Leader of the Legionary Movement (Iron Guard))
Corneliu Zelea Codreanu
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Birthdate: September 13, 1899
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Huși
Died: November 30, 1938
 6 
William Safire
(American journalist)
William Safire
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Birthdate: December 17, 1929
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: September 27, 2009
 7 
Paul Celan
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Birthdate: November 23, 1920
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Chernivtsi, Ukraine
Died: April 20, 1970
 8 
Edward Luttwak
(Economist, Geopolitician, Historian, Writer)
Edward Luttwak
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Birthdate: November 4, 1942
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Arad
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Miklós Nyiszli
(Physician, Writer)
Miklós Nyiszli
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Birthdate: June 17, 1901
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Șimleu Silvaniei
Died: May 5, 1956

Hungarian Jewish doctor and forensic pathologist Miklós Nyiszli was sent to Auschwitz along with his family. He survived the concentration camp to tell the tale in his iconic book Auschwitz: A Doctor’s Eyewitness Account. Though he escaped death, he was forced to conduct experiments on fellow inmates under Dr. Josef Mengele.

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Ion Creanga
(Writer)
Ion Creanga
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Birthdate: March 1, 1837
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Târgu Neamț, Moldavia
Died: December 31, 1889
 11 
Ion Luca Caragiale
(Former playwright in Romanian language and literature, as well as one of its most important writers and a leading representative of local humour)
Ion Luca Caragiale
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Birthdate: January 30, 1852
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: I. L. Caragiale, Romania
Died: June 9, 1912
 12 
Andrei Alexandrescu
(computer scientist, engineer)
Andrei Alexandrescu
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Birthdate: 1969 AD
Birthplace: Bucharest
 13 
Nicolae Iorga
(34th Prime Minister of Romania (1931 - 1932))
Nicolae Iorga
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Birthdate: January 17, 1871
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Botoșani, Romania
Died: November 27, 1940

Nicolae Iorga was a Romanian politician, historian, memoirist, poet, playwright, literary critic, and Albanologist. He is credited with co-founding the Democratic Nationalist Party. Nicolae Iorga is best remembered for his service as the Prime Minister of Romania from 19 April 1931 to 6 June 1932. 

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Ion Mihai Pacepa
(Journalist)
Ion Mihai Pacepa
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Birthdate: October 28, 1928
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bucharest
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Lucian Blaga
(Philosopher)
Lucian Blaga
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Birthdate: May 9, 1895
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Lancram, Alba, Romania
Died: May 6, 1961
 16 
Neagu Djuvara
(Historian)
Neagu Djuvara
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Birthdate: August 18, 1916
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bucharest, Romania
Died: January 25, 2018
 17 
Corneliu Vadim Tudor
(Member of the European Parliament for Romania (2009 - 2014))
Corneliu Vadim Tudor
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Birthdate: November 28, 1949
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bucharest, Romania
Died: September 14, 2015
 18 
Irving Layton
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Birthdate: March 12, 1912
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Targu Neamt, Romania
Died: January 4, 2006
The Romanian-born Canadian poet Irving Layton did not start writing poems formally until he reached his 30s. He was a talented lyricist he considered himself a "romantic with a sense of irony." Known for his honest, outspoken, flamboyant and frank writing, Layton was nominated for the Nobel Prize for literature in 1982 and 1983.
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Mircea Cărtărescu
3
Birthdate: June 1, 1956
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bucharest, Romania
 20 
Nichita Stănescu
2
Birthdate: March 31, 1933
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Ploiești, Romania
Died: December 13, 1983
 21 
Tudor Arghezi
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Birthdate: May 21, 1880
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bucharest, Romania
Died: July 14, 1967
 22 
Mihail Sadoveanu
(Romanian Political Figure, Journalist, Short Story Writer, and Novelist)
Mihail Sadoveanu
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Birthdate: November 5, 1880
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Pascani, Moldova, Romania
Died: October 19, 1961

Mihail Sadoveanu was a Romanian political figure, journalist, short story writer, and novelist. One of the most prolific writers of Romania, Sadoveanu is best remembered for his adventure and historical novels. In 1961, Mihail Sadoveanu was honored with the prestigious Lenin Peace Prize

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Octavian Goga
(37th Prime Minister of Romania (1937 - 1938))
Octavian Goga
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Birthdate: April 1, 1881
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Rășinari, Sibiu County, Romania
Died: May 7, 1938
 24 
Liviu Rebreanu
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Birthdate: November 27, 1885
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Tarlisua, Romania
Died: September 1, 1944
 25 
Mihail Sebastian
(Playwright)
Mihail Sebastian
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Birthdate: October 18, 1907
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Brăila, Romania
Died: May 29, 1945
 26 
Marcel Janco
(Romanian-Israeli Visual Artist and Architect Known as the Co-Founder of 'Dadaism')
Marcel Janco
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Birthdate: May 24, 1895
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bucharest, Romania
Died: April 21, 1984
 27 
Anna de Noailles
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Birthdate: November 15, 1876
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: April 30, 1933
 28 
Isidore Isou
2
Birthdate: January 29, 1925
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Botoşani, Romania
Died: July 28, 2007
 29 
George Bacovia
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Birthdate: September 17, 1881
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bacău, Romania
Died: May 22, 1957
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Sergiu Nicolaescu
(Film director)
Sergiu Nicolaescu
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Birthdate: April 13, 1930
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Târgu Jiu, Gorj, Romania
Died: January 3, 2013
 31 
Marin Preda
(Novelist)
Marin Preda
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Birthdate: August 5, 1922
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Siliștea Gumești, Romania
Died: May 16, 1980
 32 
Elizabeth Bibesco
(Former socialite, actress and writer between 1921 and 1940)
Elizabeth Bibesco
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Birthdate: February 26, 1897
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: London, England
Died: April 7, 1945
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Ioan Petru Culianu
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Birthdate: January 5, 1950
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Iași, Romania
Died: May 21, 1991
 34 
Ioan Slavici
(Writer)
Ioan Slavici
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Birthdate: January 18, 1848
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Siria, Transilvania, Romania
Died: August 17, 1925
 35 
Veronica Micle
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Birthdate: April 22, 1850
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Năsăud, Romania
Died: August 3, 1889
 36 
Adrian Păunescu
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Birthdate: July 20, 1943
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Copăceni, Sîngerei, Moldova
Died: November 5, 2010
 37 
Benjamin Fondane
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Birthdate: November 14, 1898
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Iași, Romania
Died: October 2, 1944
 38 
Ana Blandiana
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Birthdate: March 25, 1942
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Timișoara, Romania
 39 
Dora d'Istria
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Birthdate: January 22, 1828
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bucharest, Romania
Died: November 17, 1888
 40 
Panait Istrati
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Birthdate: August 10, 1884
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Brăila, Romania
Died: April 16, 1935
 41 
Paul Goma
(Writer)
Paul Goma
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Birthdate: October 2, 1935
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Mana, Seliște, Moldova
Died: March 25, 2020
 42 
Anton Pann
(Composer, Poet)
Anton Pann
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Birthdate: 1790 AD
Birthplace: Sliven, Bulgaria
Died: November 2, 1854
 43 
Vladimir Tismăneanu
(Political scientist)
Vladimir Tismăneanu
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Birthdate: July 4, 1951
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Brașov, Romania
 44 
Ileana Vulpescu
(Philologist)
Ileana Vulpescu
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Birthdate: May 21, 1932
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bratovoești, Romania
Died: May 12, 2021
 45 
Ion C. Brătianu
(Politician)
Ion C. Brătianu
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Birthdate: June 2, 1821
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Argeș County, Romania
Died: May 16, 1891
 46 
Iulia Hasdeu
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Birthdate: November 14, 1869
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bucharest, Romania
Died: September 29, 1888
 47 
Pacuvius
(Poet)
Pacuvius
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Birthdate: 0220 AD
Birthplace: Brundisium, Italy
Died: 0130 AD
 48 
Păstorel Teodoreanu
(Linguist, Lawyer)
Păstorel Teodoreanu
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Birthdate: July 30, 1894
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Dorohoi
Died: March 17, 1964
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Ion Agârbiceanu
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Birthdate: September 12, 1882
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Cenade, Romania
Died: May 28, 1963
 50 
Maria Rosetti
(Former Political activist, Journalist who played an active part in the Wallachian Revolution of 1848)
Maria Rosetti
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Birthdate: 1819 AD
Birthplace: Guernsey
Died: February 14, 1893