Alexei Mateevici

Alexe (or Alexei) Mateevici (Romanian pronunciation: [aˈlekse] or [alekˈsej mateˈevit͡ʃʲ]; March 27, 1888 – August 24, 1917) was one of the most prominent Romanian poets in Bessarabia.

Alexei Mateevici
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Born(1888-03-27)March 27, 1888
Căinari, Bessarabia, Russian Empire
DiedAugust 24, 1917(1917-08-24) (aged 29)
OccupationGreek language teacher
LanguageRomanian
Alma materTheological Academy of Kiev
Notable worksLimba noastră (Our Language)
SpouseTeodora Borisovna Novitski

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He was born in the town Căinari, in Eastern Bessarabia, which was part of the Russian Empire, now in the Republic of Moldova, he grown in Zaim, Causeni.[1] He studied at the theological school of Chișinău, and published his first poems (Țăranii (Peasants), Eu cânt (I sing), Țara (The Country)) in the newspaper Basarabia, where he also published two articles on Moldavian folklore. Mateevici later published several articles on religion in Moldavia.

Mateevici went on to study at the Theological Academy of Kiev, from which he graduated in 1914. In that year he married Teodora Borisovna Novitski. He returned to Chişinău, and became a Greek language teacher at the theological school.

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