Mircea Eliade was a Romanian historian of religion, fiction writer, philosopher, and professor at the University of Chicago.

Mircea Eliade is born on the 9th of March in Tecuci. He moves to Bucharest, where he attends the school in Mantuleasa street. He is admitted to Spiru Haret high school. Despite a childhood interest in entomology and botany develops an interest in world literature and is led from there to philology, philosophy, and comparative religion. He learns Italian, English, Hebrew and Persian. Eliade makes his debut with "The Enemy of the Silk Worm", in 1912. He is a student in philosophy at the Faculty of letter and philosophy from Bucharest. with the help of a Romanian scholarship, he has his first trip to India, which has a a great influence on the young eliade. After he graduates the University of Bucharest , he leaves for India to study Sanskrit and philosophy under Surendranath dasgupta, a Cambridge educated Bengali, professor at the university of Calcutta. Eliade falls in love with his daughter, Maitrey ,later writing an autobiographical novel Maitreyi , in which he claims that he had a relationship with her. However, after returning in Romania, he marries Nina Mares , who already has a daughter, Giza. Because of the Romanian communist regime , he moves to Paris, and some years after, in Chicago. He dies here, at the age of 79.