Eliade, Mircea

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Name
Eliade, Mircea Gender: M
Mircea Eliade
born on 13 March 1907 at 05:00 (= 05:00 AM )
Place Bucharest, Romania, 44n26, 26e06
Timezone LST m26e06 (is standard time)
Data source
Date in question
Rodden Rating XX
Collector: Taeger
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 21°24' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 07°09 Asc.s_aqucol.18.gif 15°39'



Portrait of Mircea Eliade 
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Mircea Eliade
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Biography

Romanian author, philosopher, religious historian..

A philosopher first, he was fascinated by religions and the mystical and mythical. His doctoral thesis was on yoga and its mystical origins. It was later published as "Yoga, Immortality, and Freedom."

Eliade moved to Paris in 1945 and in 1958 he moved to the US to assume the position of Chair of the History of Religions Department at the University of Chicago.

He died in Chicago on April 23, 1986.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Events

  • Death, Cause unspecified 23 April 1986 at 12:00 noon in Chicago, Illinois (Age 79)
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Source Notes

Taeger quotes Ebertin/D.Friis for "personal statement".

Wayne Turner adds more precise information by email (9 April 2013): "Mircea Eliade" by Matthias Dalvit-Friis, Astrologie Heute, October 1989 #21, p.30, shows a photograph of a letter dated 5 June 1984 from Eliade to M.Dalvit giving his birth data. Eliade gives the date as 28 February 1907. This Julian Calendar date corresponds to 13 March greg. calendar.

Taeger IHL update 3 gives 9 March 1907. In his autobiography, vol. 1, Eliade writes on page 3 "I was born in Bucharest on March 9, 1907".

Bryan Rennie in the 1998 Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy is quoted as: "Mircea Eliade was born in Bucharest, Romania on 13 March 1907. Although Romanian records give his date of birth as 28 February, this is according to the Julian calendar, since the Gregorian calendar was not adopted in Romania until 1924.Eliade’s Orthodox Christian family celebrated his birthday on the Day of the Forty Martyrs, which is 9 March by the Julian calendar, and Eliade himself gave that date as his birthday."

Categories

  • Personal : Religion/Spirituality : Philosopher/ Humanist (Philosopher)
  • Vocation : Writers : Other Writers (Author, religious historian)