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(Dosifei). Born in 1624; died in 1693. Moldavian church and political leader; metropolitan of Moldavia.

Dosoftei made a large contribution to the development of Moldavian culture. He was the founder of Moldavian versification. In 1681 he revived book printing in Moldavia, obtaining equipment and paper for printing from Moscow. He translated both prose and verse into the Moldavian and Russian languages. Dosoftei headed a group of young boyars who sought a rapprochement with Russia and participated in negotiations held in 1674 and 1684 to have Moldavians accept Russian citizenship. In 1683-84, Dosoftei lived in the city of Stryi in the western Ukraine. Dosoftei’s works are also a contribution to the culture of the Rumanian people.


Grekul, I. D. Svet prikhodit iz Moskvy. Kishinev, 1960.
Istoriia literaturii moldovenesht’, vol. 1. Kishinev, 1958. Pages 36-38.
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The Dosoftei House hovels the Department of Ancient Romanian Litterature of the Romanian Litterature Museum, where a great number of original exponents can be seen, amongst which the most ancient manuscript contains the Chronicle attributed to Grigore Ureche.
In this way we move out from the area of ritual poetry and into the area of artistic poetry, and the most illustrative example comes from metropolitan bishop Dosoftei of Moldavia (who lived in the 17th century and is considered by many the first educated Romanian poet), who versified the Psalm Book, according to his opinion "with very great difficulty".
De la Dosoftei la Octavian Goga (La poesie roumaine classique de Dosoftei a Octavian Goga).
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XIV), iar la romani, pe langa mentionarea numelui sau in colinde si creatii folclorice, primul care consemneaza aceasta traditie este mitropolitul Dosoftei (in Vietile Sfintilor).