Mihai Eminescu was a Romanian Romantic poet from Moldavia, novelist, and journalist, generally regarded as the most famous and influential Romanian poet.
This is the first published poetry of 16-year-old Mihai Eminescu, published in brochure "Tears of Chernivtsi high school students on the grave of favorite teacher Aaron Pumnula" in 1866. These lines are dedicated to the teacher and mentor of Mihai Eminescu, Aaron Pumnul, with whom the poet has lived since 1865 in a house on Pumnul Street, 19 and tidied up his library. Pumnul took care of Eminescu, he was able to see his talent and in every way helped to develop it, and his ideas and worldview greatly influenced young Mihai, who, due to his teacher, realized his Romanian identity and soon changed his last name to Eminescu. After the death of Pumnul Eminescu left school at the gymnasium, and explained to his father: “I have nothing left to do in Chernivtsi. There is no fading - he died ... "
The house on Shkilna, 4 previously housed an Orthodox primary school for boys, in which Eminescu studied during 1958-60. The future poet went to school left at the age of 8 on the instructions of his father. The boy liked to quarrel, often spent his time in the present-day St. Mary's Square. Eminescu had the hardest time German, which he learned almost all his life. However, Eminescu studied diligently - was fifth in the school among 82 students.
Mihai Eminescu was fond of theater. "Eminescu closely followed that took place on stage, - wrote Stefanelli. - He stared at the actors, as if he wanted to absorb all the action, all the melodies that sounded in their mouths ... ”. The theater has changed dramatically his life. In the spring of 1864 a theatrical troupe arrived in Chernivtsi on tour Mihai Pascali and Fanny Tardini. They performed at the Moldavia Hotel near the church Saint Paraskeva. Mihai did not miss any of their performances. He was imbued with passion to the theater, recited poems, sang songs from their repertoire. Finally, when the theater troupe finished touring in the city, he left with them.
TIn 1883, Eminescu lived with his friend and colleague from the newspaper "Timpul" Ioan Slavici. This house was located among the boyar houses of Gălășescu, across the road from the entrance to the theater "Ion Creangă". From the window of the house overlooking the square, Eminescu could watch the life of the street and the vendors selling vegetables here. While living here, Eminescu wrote such poems as "Povestea Codrului", "Singurătate", "Pe aceeași ulicioară", "Mai am un singur dor" and all "Letters". Now on the site of that house is a house.
This building used to house the Caritas Sanatoriul doctorului Sutu, where Mihai Eminescu was treated for syphilis. In fact, at the age of 33 the poet due to fatigue discovered bipolar disorder with manic-depressive symptoms. However, the doctors of that time Eminescu was treated for syphilis with the only drug known at the time - mercury. It worsened the poet's condition even more, because mercury causes irreversible damage to the nervous system cardiovascular systems. And on June 15, 1889, at about 4 am Eminescu died. The newspaper "Românul" then wrote "Eminescu is no more". This verse is poetic testament to Eminescu. Although the poet was buried in Bella Cemetery in Bucharest, in Constanti built a statue of the poet. This is how the poet's wishes were fulfilled - after death to be by the sea.
Eminescu lived in the house of Tito Mayorescu, which was previously located on the site of the park Arthur Verona Street. This residence also served as a meeting place for Junimia, Literary Society and the Masonic Lodge of German rule. They say that in Eminescu had a platonic love affair with Mita Kremnitz, the daughter-in-law of the landlord. He gave her a notebook with his poems, among which were such masterpieces as “Rugăciunea unui dac” and “Atât de fragedă”. Also in this building on April 24, 1882 the poet for the first time he read excerpts from the first versions of the poems "Scrisori" and "Luceafărul".