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The Role of Dimitrie Cantemir in the Romanian People’s Culture


  • Anda-Nicoleta Onetiu



Dimitrie Cantemir, was twice Prince of Moldavia (in March-April 1693 and in 1710-1711). He was also a prolific man of letters, philosopher, historian, composer, musicologist, linguist, etnographer and geographer between 1711 and 1719, he wrote his most important creations. Cantemir was known as one of the greatest linguists of his time, speaking and writing eleven languages and being well versed in Oriental Scholarship. This oeuvre is voluminous, diverse and original; although some of his scientic writings contain unconfirmed theories, his expertise, sagacity and groundbreaking.

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  • Anda-Nicoleta Onetiu, 2014. "The Role of Dimitrie Cantemir in the Romanian People’s Culture," Knowledge Horizons - Economics, Faculty of Finance, Banking and Accountancy Bucharest,"Dimitrie Cantemir" Christian University Bucharest, vol. 6(2), pages 209-211, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:khe:journl:v:6:y:2014:i:2:p:209-211

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