Mihai Eminescu

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Mihai Eminescu
Mihai Eminescu as a student in Vienna, 1869
Born(1850-01-15)January 15, 1850
Botoşani, Moldavia (region of Romania)
DiedJune 15, 1889(1889-06-15) (aged 39)
Bucharest, Romania
OccupationPoet and journalist
Literary movementRomanticism

Mihai Eminescu (pronunciation in Romanian: /mi'haj e.mi'nes.ku/) (January 15 1850June 15 1889), born Mihail Eminovici, was a late Romantic poet, the best-known and most influential Romanian poet. Famous poems include Luceafărul ("Evening Star"), Odă în metru antic (Ode in ancient meter), and the five Scrisori (Epistles/Satires). Eminescu was active in the Junimea literary society, and served as editor of Timpul, the official newspaper of the Conservative Party.