Mircea Eliade

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Mircea Eliade (Romanian pronunciation: ˈmirt​͡ʃe̯a eliˈade; March 13 O.S. February 28 1907 – April 22, 1986) was a Romanian historian of religion, fiction writer, philosopher, and professor at the University of Chicago. He was a leading interpreter of religious experience, who established paradigms in religious studies that persist to this day. His theory that hierophanies form the basis of religion, splitting the human experience of reality into sacred and profane space and time, has proved influential. One of his most influential contributions to religious studies was his theory of Eternal Return, which holds that myths and rituals do not simply commemorate hierophanies, but, at least to the minds of the religious, actually participate in them. In academia, the Eternal Return has become one of the most widely accepted ways of understanding the purpose of myth and ritual. His literary works belong to the fantasy and autobiographical genres. The best known are the novels Maitreyi ("La Nuit Bengali" or "Bengal Nights"), Noaptea de Sânziene ("The Forbidden Forest"), Isabel şi apele diavolului ("Isabel and the Devil's Waters") and the Novel of the Nearsighted Adolescent, the novellas Domnişoara Christina ("Miss Christina") and Tinereţe fără tinereţe ("Youth Without Youth"), and the short stories Secretul doctorului Honigberger ("The Secret of Dr. Honigberger") and La Ţigănci ("With the Gypsy Girls"). Early in his life, Eliade was a noted journalist and essayist, a disciple of Romanian far right philosopher and journalist Nae Ionescu, and member of the literary society Criterion. He also served as cultural attaché to the United Kingdom and Portugal. Several times during the late 1930s, Eliade publicly expressed his support for the Iron Guard, a fascist and antisemitic political organization. His political involvement at the time, as well as his other far right connections, were the frequent topic of criticism after World War II. Remarked for his vast erudition, Eliade had fluent command of five languages (Romanian, French, German, Italian, and English) and a reading knowledge of three others (Hebrew, Persian, and Sanskrit). He was elected a posthumous member of the Romanian Academy.

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1. Mihai Eminescu 93784
2. Ion Luca Caragiale 13511
3. Ion Creanga 10111
4. Mircea Eliade 2441
5. Nichita Stanescu 2281
6. Marin Preda 1841
7. Lucian Blaga 972
8. Emil Cioran 431
9. Tudor Arghezi 321
10. Liviu Rebreanu 221

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88. André Luiz (Espírit 2728
89. Hristo Botev 2602
90. Ghani Khan 2530
91. Reza Baraheni 2450
92. Mircea Eliade 2441
93. Khatir Afridi 2403
94. Ebrahim Nabavi 2354
95. Auta de Souza 2314
96. Nichita Stanescu 2281

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