Marin Preda (1922-1980) one of the greatest contemporary Romanian novelists.
1922: On the 5th of August, Marin Preda is born in Silistea Gumesti, Teleorman county. He attends primary school in his native village.
1937: In September his father sends him to school in Abrud, and then he goes to Cristur-Odorhei.
1940: The school he is attending closes and Marin Preda is moved...
Eugen Ionesco (1909-1994) dramatist, poet, literary critic, founder of the absurd theater.
1909: He is born on November 26th (the 13th according to the Orthodox calendar) in Slatina (Romania), 150 km from Bucharest. His father, a Romanian lawyer, was also called Eugen Ionescu. His mother, Thérèse Ipcar, was the daughter of a French engineer who had settled in Romania...
Emil Cioran 1911-1994 essayist, philosopher and moralist
1911: Emil Cioran is born on the 18th of April at Răşinari, where his father was a priest. He studies at the Gheorghe Lazăr High School in Sibiu
1928: Until 1932 he attends the courses of the Faculty of Philosophy in Bucharest and he completes this courses with a thesis about Henry Bergson
1933: He is granted a...
Mircea Eliade 1907-1986 an erudite in the comparative history of religions, novelist essayist and philosopher.
1907: Mircea Eliade is born on the 9th of March in Bucharest as the second son of captain Gheorghe Eliade and Ioana Eliade
1917: He is admitted at Spiru Haret High School
1921: On the 12th of May he makes his debut with Inamicul viermelui de mătase
1923: He learns...
Lucian Blaga (1895-1961) Romanian poet and philosopher.
1895: On the 9th of May, Lucian Blaga is born in Lancrăm, near Alba Iulia. He is the ninth child of a priest’s family. He starts primary school in his native village, but hw will continue his studies in Sebeş and then the high school in Braşov. Even since this period he becomes familiar to Friedrich Schiller’s works...
Ion Luca Caragiale (1852-1912) the greatest Romanian short-story writer, satirized the caprices of the Romanian society. Today his works have the same power as one century ago.
1852: On the 30 of January 1852, Caragiale is born in Haimanale village (today named after him). He is the son of Luca Ştefan and Ecaterina.
1860: Starts attending the primary school in Ploieşti and...
Ion Creanga (1837-1889) the greatest Romanian story teller, well known for his funny stories writen in pure Moldavian idiom.
1837: The precise birthday date is unknown. Some consider it 1st of march, some June 10th. He is born in Humuleşti
1847: He stats school courses in his village
1849: He goes to Broşteni school
1853: He studies at Târgu Neamţ under the name of Ion...
Mihai Eminescu (1850-1889) the greatest Romanian poet, also a prose writer and an active political journalist.
1850: Mihai Eminescu is born at Ipoteşti on January the 15th as the seventh child of the Eminescu family
1858: Between 1858 and 1860 Eminescu attends the primary school
1860: Between 1860 and 1861 he attends the Ober gymnasium in Cernăuţi
1867: Eminescu is hired as...