Mircea Eliade date of birth:

March 8, 1907

How old was Mircea Eliade when died?


Where was Mircea Eliade born?


When did Mircea Eliade die?

April 22, 1986

What is Mircea Eliade nationality?


What is Mircea Eliade's occupation?

Historian, philosopher, short story writer, journalist, essayist, novelist

What genre is Mircea Eliade's work?

fantasy, autobiography, travel literature

Who is Mircea Eliade's father?

Gheorghe Eliade

Who is Mircea Eliade's mother?

Jeana Vasilescu

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Short Biography

Mircea Eliade (March 9 [O.S. February 24] 1907 – April 22, 1986) was a Romanian historian of religion, fiction writer, philosopher, and professor at the University of Chicago. He was a leading interpreter of religious experience, who established paradigms in religious studies that persist to this day. His theory that hierophanies form the basis of religion, splitting the human experience of reality into sacred and profane space and time, has proved influential. One of his most influential contributions to religious studies was his theory of Eternal Return, which holds that myths and rituals do not simply commemorate hierophanies, but, at least to the minds of the religious, actually participate in them.