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Eliade, Mircea

Born: 1907 AD
Died: 1986 AD
Nationality: Romanian
Categories: Historian, Philosopher, Writers

1907 – Mircea Eliade, born on the 9th of March in Bucharest, Romania. He was a Romanian historian of religion, fiction writer, philosopher, and professor at the University of Chicago.

1921 – His first work to be published, however, was Cum am gasit piatra filosofala, "How I Found the Philosophers’ Stone", printed when he was aged 14.

1925 – He wrote his debut work, and later completed, the autobiographical Novel of the Nearsighted Adolescent (influenced by the literature of Giovanni Papini, particularly his Un uomo finito).

1928 – 1931 – He was a student of Indian philosophy and Sanskrit at Calcutta University.

1928 – He graduated from the University of Bucharest’s Faculty of Philosophy and Letters, earning his diploma with a study on Italian Philosophy from Marsilio Ficino to Giordano Bruno,

1933 – 1939 – A lecturer in the history of religion and metaphysics at Bucharest.

1946 – 1985 – He served in the diplomatic service during World War 2.

1946 – 1948 – Later taught at the Sorbone.

1957 – 1985 – A professor in Chicago University.

1986 – Died on the 22nd of April in Chicago.