Vasile Alecsandri

Vasile Alecsandri

July 21, 1821 – August 22, 1890

Vasile Alecsandri (vaˈsile aleksanˈdri; July 21, 1821August 22, 1890) was a Moldavian poet, playwright, politician, and diplomat. He collected Romanian folk songs and was one of the principal animators of the 19th-century movement for Romanian cultural identity and union of Moldavia and Wallachia.Murray 2004Editors 2012Gaster 1911