Alexandrescu, Grigore (grēgôˈrĕ əlĕksəndrĕˈskŏ) [key], 1812–85, Romanian poet. Of a noble family, he was active in secret revolutionary societies. In his fables he commented ironically on the complications of living in a Russian protectorate and tried to encourage pride in the national heritage. In The Tombs at Drăgăşani he recalls the greatness of the Romanian past.
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