Alecu / Alexei Mateevici (1888 – 1917)

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Poet, theologian and professor of theology at the Theological Academy in Kiev, then at the Seminary in Chisinau (1914-1916); enrolled in the Tsarist army, he was sent on the Romanian front and participated in the battles of Marasesti and Marasti. He participated in the Congress of Bessarabian Teachers, where he promoted the union of Bessarabia with Romania; unfortunately he did not get to see the national dream fulfilled, as he died of typhus in 1917. One of his poems, Limba noastră (Our language), written in 1917, was read after the signing of the Union act, being considered the most beautiful Romanian poetry dedicated to the Romanian language.