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Ion Heliade Radulescu Biography | Poet

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Ion Heliade Radulescu or Ion Heliade (also known as Eliad or Eliade Radulescu ; Romanian pronunciation:  ['i.on heli'ade rdu'lesku] ; January 6, 1802 – April 27, 1872) was a Wallachian -born 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 Radulescu 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 .