Ion Luca Caragiale (1852-1912)

Death: 9th July 1912
Location: Cimitirul Bellu (Bellu Cemetery), Bucharest, Romania
Cause of death: Heart Attack
Photo taken by: Joe Mabel
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Wallachian-born Romanian playwright, short story writer, poet, theatre manager, political commentator and journalist. He is considered one of the greatest Romanian playwrights and writers, a leading representative of local humour, and a main representative of Junimea, an influential literary society with which he parted during the second half of his life.
Caragiale's work, spanning four decades, covers the ground between Neoclassicism, Realism, and Naturalism, building on an original synthesis of foreign and local influences. His plays constituted an important venue for criticism of late 19th-century Romanian society, while in later works of fiction Caragiale adopted the fantasy genre or turned to historical fiction.