Celebrating Spiridon Vangheli’s 90th Birthday: A Legendary Children’s Writer and Poet

Today marks a special occasion as Spiridon Vangheli, the beloved children’s writer, storyteller, poet, and translator, celebrates his 90th birthday.

Born on June 14, 1932, in the village of Grinăuţi, Bălţi County (now Râşcani District), Spiridon Vangheli embarked on a remarkable journey that would leave an indelible mark on the literary world. After graduating from the “Ion Creangă” State Pedagogical Institute (now the “Ion Creangă” State Pedagogical University), he worked as a school teacher and later as an editor at the publishing houses “Cartea Moldovenească” and “Lumina.”

Throughout his prolific career spanning over half a century, this literary maestro has published numerous volumes, including renowned works such as “The Little Boy from the Blue Hut,” “Guguţă’s Exploits,” “Columb in Australia,” “Guguţă – Ship Captain,” “Ciuboţel’s Star,” “Guguţă and His Friends,” “Children in the Shackles of Siberia,” and “The Princess.” His literary works have been translated into over 40 languages and have been published in 78 countries worldwide. Spiridon Vangheli has received multiple national and international awards in recognition of his outstanding contributions to literature.


His captivating storytelling, rich imagination, and ability to touch the hearts of both young and old readers have made Spiridon Vangheli a cherished figure in Moldova’s literary landscape. Generations of children have grown up immersed in his enchanting tales, filled with adventure, humor, and valuable life lessons.

As we celebrate this milestone in Spiridon Vangheli’s life, let us reflect on the immense cultural legacy he has created. His works continue to ignite the imagination of children, fostering a love for literature and inspiring future generations of writers.

On this joyous occasion, we extend our heartfelt congratulations and best wishes to Spiridon Vangheli, a literary luminary whose words have touched countless hearts. May he continue to inspire and enchant readers for many years to come. Happy 90th birthday, maestro!

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