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Ion Creangă

Moldavian - born Romanian writer, raconteur and schoolteacher

Ion Creangă (1 March 1837, Humulești, Romania – 31 December 1889, Iași) was a Romanian writer. He wrote all kinds of stories including his autobiography Amintiri din Copilărie (English: Childhood memories).

Ion Creangă
Nică al lui Ștefan a Petrei
Ion Torcălău
Ioan Ștefănescu
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Born1837 or 1839
Târgu Neamț
Died31 December 1889(1889-12-31) (aged 52)
Iaşi
Pen namePopa Smântână, Ioan Vântură-Țară
OccupationShort story writer, educator, folklorist, poet, textile worker, cleric, politician
NationalityMoldavian, Romanian
Period1864–1881
Genreanecdote, children's literature, erotic literature, fable, fairy tale, fantasy, lyric poetry, memoir, novella, satire, short story, sketch story
Literary movementRealism, Junimea

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