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Mircea cel Batran (Mircea the Elder) was a famous Romanian King, adding his name to history mainly because of a very famous Poem (Scrisoare III - Letter III) by one of the most important Romantic Romanian poets, Mihai Eminescu (19th Century).
Was born by Mircea I of Romania, the grandfather of Vlad Dracula.
Mircea Eliade was an excellent writer, philosopher and historian of religion. His preocupation for this last subject brought him exciting new points of view, wich he shares with us in his many books.
Another famous bearer was the grandson of Mircea cel Batran / cel Mare (the Elder and the Great, respectively), Mircea cel Tanar / II. Mircea II was the oldest son of Vlad II Dracul (making him the brother of Vlad III Dracula). He was blinded with a red hot poker and buried alive.
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Prince Mircea was recognized as the son of King Ferdinand of Romania and his wife, Queen Marie of Romania though it's thought that his father was Prince Barbu Ştirbey, the lover of the Queen. Mircea died at the age of three from typhoid fever.
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