Born in a tiny village Haimanalele, next to Ploesti town in Romanian province of Muntenia (Valahia), in a family of actors (both parents and his two uncles - his father's brothers - were actors). He had no formal education, works at some newspapers, then as a clerk. At age of 20 start writing and publishing some short comedy stories and fantasies. In a short period between 1878 and 1884 he wrote his most important plays : A Stormy Night, Mr. Leonida, Carnival Stories, A Lost Letter. In 1988 become the director of the National Theater, and later, after receiving a nice fortune from a rich relative, he moves with all his family to Berlin, Germany, where he died on 10 June 1912.
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