MIRCEA ELIADE (Bucharest, 1907 - Chicago, 1986).
Historian and philosopher of comparative religion, born in Bucharest, Romania. He was a student of Indian philosophy and Sanskrit at Calcutta University (1928-31) before becoming a lecturer in the history of religion and metaphysics at Bucharest (1933-9). He served in the diplomatic service during World War 2, and later taught at the Sorbonne (1946-8) and Chicago University (1957-85). A pioneer in the systematic study of world religions, he published numerous books and papers.
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