Ion Heliade Rădulescu facts for kids
|Ion Heliade Rădulescu|
Portrait of Heliade Rădulescu, by Mişu Popp
January 6, 1802|
|Died||April 27, 1872
Bucharest, Principality of Romania
|Pen name||Ion Heliade, Eliad|
|Occupation||poet, essayist, journalist, translator, historian, philosopher|
|Genres||lyric poetry, epic poetry, autobiography, satire|
|Subjects||linguistics, Romanian history, philosophy of history|
Ion Heliade Rădulescu or Ion Heliade (also known as Eliade or Eliade Rădulescu; Romanian pronunciation: [ˈi.on heliˈade rəduˈlesku]; January 6, 1802 – April 27, 1872) was a Wallachian, later Romanian academic, Romantic and Classicist poet, essayist, memoirist, short story writer, newspaper editor and politician. A prolific translator of foreign literature into Romanian, he was also the author of books on linguistics and history. For much of his life, Heliade Rădulescu was a teacher at Saint Sava College in Bucharest, which he helped reopen. He was a founding member and first president of the Romanian Academy.
Heliade Rădulescu is considered one of the foremost champions of Romanian culture from the first half of the 19th century, having first risen to prominence through his association with Gheorghe Lazăr and his support of Lazăr's drive for discontinuing education in Greek. Over the following decades, he had a major role in shaping the modern Romanian language, but caused controversy when he advocated the massive introduction of Italian neologisms into the Romanian lexis.
A Romantic nationalist landowner siding with moderate liberals, Heliade was among the leaders of the 1848 Wallachian revolution, after which he was forced to spend several years in exile. Adopting an original form of conservatism, which emphasized the role of the aristocratic boyars in Romanian history, he was rewarded for supporting the Ottoman Empire and clashed with the radical wing of the 1848 revolutionaries.
Images for kids
Site of Ion Heliade Rădulescu's birthplace in Târgovişte
Johann Coronini-Cronberg and his troops in front of the Meitani House in Bucharest
A typical open-air religious school in Bucharest during the 1840s
The Chindia Tower, part of the Târgovişte citadel site
Monument to Heliade Rădulescu, opposite the University of Bucharest building
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