Mircea Eliade (March 9 1907, Bucharest - April 22 1986, Chicago) was a Romanian philosopher of religion and writer (fantasy and autobiographical). He spoke 8 languages fluently (Romanian, French, German, Italian, English, Hebrew, Persian and Sanskrit).
In 1928, at the University of Bucharest, he met Emile Cioran and Eugène Ionesco, and the three became lifelong friends. He has been criticized for alleged connections in his youth with Garda de Fier (The Iron Gard), an extreme-right-wing political organization. However, it is not at all clear that the personal associations of his youth had any great influence on his scholarly production, which began after a long period of study in India.
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2 Literary Books
Literature of Romania, List of fantasy authors, Philosophy of religion