Born: 3 March 1906, Burdujeni
Education: University of Iasi, Faculty of Philosophy, B. Litt (1937): German Language, Aesthetics, History (1933-1937); Ph.D., Strasbourg (1942).
Field of Research:
-German literature with emphasis on the German Classics.
Major scientific achievements:
-Author of studies concerning German and Austrian literature, teaching the German language and editor of Goethe's work and other German authors.
-Assistant lecturer (1938-1946);
-Professor (1946-1955) of German literature at the Department of the German Language and Literature, University of Iasi;
-Professor of the German language and literature at the Department of the German Language and Literature, University of Bucharest (1955-1976);
-Dean of the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Iasi (1947-1948);
-Rector of the University of Iasi (1949-1955);
-Rector of the University of Bucharest (1960-1963; 1968-1972);
-Viceminister of Education (1963-1968);
-President of the Romanian Comission for UNESCO (1971-1981);
-Director of the Library of the Romanian Academy (1975-1980);
-Correspondent Member of the Romanian Academy (1965).
-Internationale Vereinigung für Germanische Sprach-und Literaturwissenschaft, Gasellschaft der Germanisten Rumäniens.
Humboldt Research Fellowship
Field: German Literature;
German literature, Friedrich-Wilhelm-Universität, Berlin, Professor Dr. Julius Petersen and University of Strasbourg, Prof. Dr. Fr. Wentzlaff Eggebert.
Follow-up sponsorship: short stages in Germany between 1970-1989 in Marbach, Bonn, Frankfurt/Main;
Donations by Humboldt Foundation (1980-1985): aprox. 80 volumes on German literature.