POGOR, Vasile

POGOR, Vasile. Iaşi 20.8.1833 — Iaşi 20.3.1906. Romanian Author interested in India. Son of comisul Vasile P. (1792-1857), educated in Iaşi. Studies of law in Paris. Worked as a lawyer in Iaşi, belonged to the literary circle “Junimea”. Influenced by Schopenhauer, interested in Buddhism.

Publications: studies on history and classical philology, translated the first part of Goethe’s Faust and other German, French, Greek and Latin works; wrote own poetry, occasionally on India.

translated: “Amaru: O păreche mînioasă”, Amantul supus 150:16, 1882, 1.

Sources: Dicţionarul literaturii Române. Bucur. 1979, 685f. with photo and ref. to Romanian sources; briefly Banateanu, Visva-Bh. Quart. 27, 1961-62, 247; *Romanian Wikipedia with photo; not in Ionesco 1994.

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