Petru Maior

Philosopher, Deceased Person

1756 – 1821

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Who was Petru Maior?

Petru Maior was a Romanian writer who is considered one of the most influential personalities of the Age of Enlightenment in Transylvania. Maior was a member of the Greek-Catholic clergy, a historian, philosopher, and linguist.

The Buda Lexicon, a book published in 1825, included two texts by Petru Maior, Orthographia romana sive latino-valachica una cum clavi and Dialogu pentru inceputul linbei române, in which he introduced the letters ș for and ț for, which have since been in use in the Romanian alphabet.

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Born
1756
Romania
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Died
Feb 14, 1821

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on July 23, 2013

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