Vasile Alecsandri

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Birthday
21, 1821
Birthplace
Romania
Death Date
Aug 20, 1890 (69)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
21, 1821
Birthplace
Romania
Death Date
Aug 20, 1890 (69)

About

Diplomat and poet who championed Romanian cultural identity in his poem "Romania's Awakening". He supported the union of Moldavia and Wallachia, which he wrote about in his poem "Hora Unirii".

Before Fame

He studied chemistry, medicine, and law before deciding on literature.

Trivia

After leading a failed revolution in Moldavia, he fled to Paris and continued to write political poetry.

Family Life

He had a daughter with wife Paulina Lucasievici.

Associated With

He is considered a Romanian poet of the Classical Age along with poet George Cosbuc.