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Mihai Eminescu`s statue in front of the building of the Writers

Country: Moldova      Region: Chisinau Region

Monument to poet Mihai Eminescu (1850-1889) was inaugurated on August 6, 1996, the anniversary of 560 years of the first official document of Chisinau city in Public Garden "Stefan cel Mare ". He was transferred in 1997 to the House of Writers' Union of Moldova. Sculpture of the poet is made in a traditional figurative key and has no significant artistic facets.

Mihai Eminescu (January 15, 1850 – June 15, 1889) was a Romantic poet, novelist and journalist, often regarded as the most famous and influential Romanian poet. Eminescu was an active member of the Junimea literary society and he worked as an editor for the newspaper Timpul ("The Time"), the official newspaper of the Conservative Party (1880-1918). His first poems volume was published when he was 16 and he went to Vienna to study when he was 19. The poet's Manuscripts, containing 46 volumes and approximately 14.000 pages. Eminescu was hospitalized on February 3, 1889 at the Mărcuţa Hospital of Bucharest and then he was hospitalized at the Caritas Sanatorium. On June 15, 1889, around 4 a.m., the poet died at Doctor Şuţu's Sanatorium. On June 17 Eminescu was interred at the shade of a linden in Bellu Cemetery. He was elected after his death (on October 28, 1948) as member of the Romanian Academy.