||10 lei silver 2010 - Liviu Rebreanu - 125 Years since Birth||
37 mm diameter, 31.103 g, 99.9% silver, grained edge |
Obverse: ROMANIA, coat of arms of Romania, face value 10 LEI, year 2010, partial inner linear circle, a design alluding the novel "Ion" (Romanian for John) of Rebreanu: characters Ion, Ana, man plowing with a single horsed plow
|Reverse: partial inner linear circle, bust or Liviu Rebreanu and his signature, inscription "LIVIU REBREANU", years 1885 and 1944
Issuing date: 10th of December 2010
Mintage: 1000 coins
About Romanian writer Liviu Rebreanu (1885 - 1944)
Liviu Rebreanu was born in Austria-Hungary in the village of Tîrlișua (Transylvania), nowadays in the Romanian county of Bistrița-Năsăud, being the first child of the local teacher, Vasile Rebreanu. He followed military studies at Budapest, in Hungary, becoming in 1906 second lieutenant in the army of Austria-Hungary. After two years he resigned from the army, and in 1909 he moved to Bucharest, in Romania.
In 1920 the novel "Ion" was published , and Rebreanu was rewarded with the so called "Năsturel Herescu", Academy prize for literary merits. The novel had numerous editions in the following years. In 1922 he published "Pădurea spînzuraților" (Forest of the Hanged), in 1925 "Adam and Eve", in 1933 "Răscola" (Uprising). In 1939 Rebreanu was elected member of the Romanian Academy.
The writer died on the 1st of September 1944 at Valea Mare near Pitești (Argeș county), where he had a vineyard and a house.
1. Călinescu G., Istoria literaturii române de la origini pînă în prezent. (History of the Romanian Literature from Origins to Present) Editura Minerva, București, 1982.