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Gheorghe Asachi Biography | Poet

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Gheorghe Asachi (Romanian pronunciation:  ['george a'saki], surname also spelled Asaki ; March 1, 1788 – November 12, 1869) was a Moldavian -born Romanian prose writer, poet, painter, historian, dramatist and translator. An Enlightenment -educated polymath and polyglot, he was one of the most influential people of his generation. Asachi was a respected journalist and political figure, as well as active in technical fields such as civil engineering and pedagogy, and, for long, the civil servant charged with overseeing all Moldavian schools. Among his leading achievements were the issuing of Albina Româneasca, a highly influential magazine, and the creation of Academia Mihaileana, which replaced Greek-language education with teaching in Romanian. His literary works combined a taste for Classicism with Romantic tenets, while his version of the literary language relied on archaisms and borrowings from the Moldavian dialect .