George Cosbuc

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Birthday
20, 1866
Birthplace
Romania
Death Date
May 9, 1918 (51)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
20, 1866
Birthplace
Romania
Death Date
May 9, 1918 (51)

About

Romanian poet, educator, journalist, and translator who is remembered for such rural-themed poetry collections as Balade si Idile and Nunta Zamfirei. Later in life, he edited a publication called Samanatorul.

Before Fame

He attended school in Nasaud, Romania and subsequently worked as a teacher.

Trivia

He translated Virgil's Aeneid into Romanian.

Family Life

His father was a priest in the Greek Catholic Church. George Cosbuc wed Elena Sfetea in 1895 and had a son, Alexandru, who was tragically killed in a 1915 car crash.

Associated With

He was a contemporary of Hungarian pianist Ilona Kabos.