Muresanu, Andrei

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Mureşanu, Andrei


Born Nov. 16, 1816, in Bistrija; died Oct. 24, 1863, in Bra§ov. Rumanian poet.

Mureşanu graduated from a Gymnasium in Blaj. He participated in the Revolution of 1848 in Transylvania. His poem “Echo” (1848), better known by the first line—”Awake, Rumanian”—became a revolutionary song. A champion of social and national freedom, Mureşanu saw in poetry “the language of communication for those oppressed and crushed by great slavery.” In 1862 he published the collection From the Verses of Andrei Mureşanu. He was well known as a translator of German poets and the poems of the British writer E. Young.


“Un răsunet.” In Antologia poeziei romănes,ti. [Bucharest, 1954.]


Istoria literaturii romăne, vol. 2. Bucharest, 1968.
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