Petre Ispirescu


Petre Ispirescu

Petre Ispirescu (January 1830–21 November 1887) was a Romanian printer and publicist.

Biography

Born in Bucharest, his parents wanted him to be a priest and he was entrusted to study with a monk at the Metropolitan Church, after he studied with a priest at the Doamna Bălaşa Church.

He quit in 1844 and became a worker at the Carcalchi printing house and later at the Capainig printing house. He was sentenced to one month in prison after publishing the corespondence of Nicolae Vogoride.

Ispirescu became director of the "Naţional" and "Românul" printing houses. He founded, together with Goebl Carol, the printing house "Lucrătorilor Asociaţi", and then he became the owner of the "Academiei Române" printing house.

He is buried at Bellu cemetery, in Bucharest.

Works

Ispirescu is especially known for his collections of Romanian folk stories.

*"Ţăranul român" (1862, "The Romanian Peasant")
*"Legende sau basmele românilor" (1874, "Romanian Legends and Tales")
*"Isprăvile şi viaţa lui Mihai Viteazu "(1876, "Works and Life of Mihai Viteazu")
*"Snoave şi Poveşti populare" (1879, "Popular Anecdotes and Stories")
*"Poveştele unchiaşului sfătos" (1879, "Stories of a talkative old man")
*"Pilde şi ghicitori" (1880, "Examples and riddles")
*"Basme, snoave şi glume" (1883, "Tales, Anecdotes, and Jests")
*"Jucării şi jocuri de copil" (1885, "Children's Toys and Games")
*"Poveşti morale. Despre pomul Crăciunului" (1886, "Moral Stories. About the Christmas Tree")

References

*Dimitrie R Rosetti (1897) "Dicţionarul contimporanilor", Editura Lito-Tipografiei "Populara"


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