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The First Monument in the Romanian Principalities

The Great Synagogue, the First Jewish Praying House, in Romania (Iasi, 1659-1670).

The First Jewish Theatre in Romania and in the World

The First Botanical Garden in the Romanian Principalities (Iasi, 1856)

The first Romanian operetta, “Baba Harca”/“The Old Witch”

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The first Romanian member of the Royal Academy of Sciences in Berlin - Dimitrie Cantemir (1673–1723) - Prince of Moldavia (Iasi, 1710 – 1711) became member of the Royal Academy of Sciences in Berlin in 1714, whose president was Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz. The first scientific work, about the Islamic music written in Turkish, - “The Book of Music” (1704), the first Romanian novel - “The Hieroglyphic History” (in Greek and Romanian, 1705), the first ethnographical description and also the first geographical map of Moldavia, in the work “The Description of Moldavia” (in Latin, 1714 - 1716, at the request of the Royal Academy in Berlin and published in Hamburg, in 1769 – 1771), the first philosophical essay in the Romanian literature (composed following the model of Plato's “Dialogues”) - “The Divan” or “The Wise Man's Parley with the World” or “The Judgment of the Soul with the Body” (Iasi, 1698) – these are only some of the most outstanding works. Thanks to them Dimitrie Cantemir is the best humanistic Moldavian and European “Prince” of science and literature of all times.

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