Mihai Eminescu

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About Mihai Eminescu Mihai Eminescu (Romanian pronunciation: ; January 15, 1850 – June 15, 1889) was a Romantic poet, novelist and journalist, often regarded as the most famous and influential Romanian poet. Eminescu was an active member of the Junimea literary society and he worked as an editor for the newspaper Timpul ("The Time"), the official newspaper of the Conservative Party (1880-1918). His first poems volume was published when he was 16 and he went to Vienna to study when he was 19. The poet's Manuscripts, containing 46 volumes and approximately 14.000 pages, were offered by Titu Maiorescu as a gift to the Romanian Academy during the meeting that was held on January 25 1902. Notable works include Luceafărul ("Evening Star"), Odă în metru antic (Ode in Ancient Meter), and the five Letters (Epistles/Satires). In his poems he frequently used metaphysical, mythological and historical subjects. In general his work was influenced by the German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer. Eminescu was hospitalized on February 3, 1889 at the Mărcuţa Hospital of Bucharest and then he was hospitalized at the Caritas Sanatorium. On June 15, 1889, around 4 a.m., the poet died at Doctor Şuţu's Sanatorium. On June 17 Eminescu was interred at the shade of a linden in Bellu Cemetery. He was elected after his death (on October 28, 1948) as member of the Romanian Academy.

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1. Mihai Eminescu 96169
2. Ion Luca Caragiale 13511
3. Ion Creanga 10111
4. Mircea Eliade 2511
5. Nichita Stanescu 2311
6. Marin Preda 1911
7. Lucian Blaga 1111
8. Emil Cioran 431
9. Tudor Arghezi 331
10. Liviu Rebreanu 314

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1. Faiz Mohammad 128158
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4. Nihal Atsız 66736
5. Diogo Mainardi 62154
6. A.S. Pushkin 59283
7. José de Alencar 56071
8. Muhammad Ilyas Qadri 50951
9. Nazım Hikmet 44733
10. Adnan Oktar 39569

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