George or Gheorghe Ranetti, born George Ranete (October 1875 – May 25, 1928), was a Romanian poet, journalist and playwright, known as the founder and editor of Furnica magazine. A professional journalist from the late 1890s, he alternated between political dailies and literary reviews, being sympathetic to Romanian nationalism and traditionalism, and working under Ion Luca Caragiale at Moftul Român. By 1904–1906, he was active on the margin of left-wing traditionalism, or Poporanism, showing himself sympathetic to republican or generically anti-elitist ideologies. Such views and influences seeped into his activity at Furnica, which was for decades a prominent institution in Romanian humor.

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  • George or Gheorghe Ranetti, born George Ranete (October 1875 – May 25, 1928), was a Romanian poet, journalist and playwright, known as the founder and editor of Furnica magazine. A professional journalist from the late 1890s, he alternated between political dailies and literary reviews, being sympathetic to Romanian nationalism and traditionalism, and working under Ion Luca Caragiale at Moftul Român. By 1904–1906, he was active on the margin of left-wing traditionalism, or Poporanism, showing himself sympathetic to republican or generically anti-elitist ideologies. Such views and influences seeped into his activity at Furnica, which was for decades a prominent institution in Romanian humor. Ranetti's literature, redolent of Caragiale and Anton Bacalbașa, was mostly ephemeral in nature, and often referenced the politics of his native Mizil. His articles, fables, sketch stories and plays, with their critique of Francization and affectation, earned him a following in the general public, but were regarded by critics and scholars as dated, overreaching, or overall inferior to the Caragiale model. His satire often had very precise targets, including King Carol I and his courtier Ioan Kalinderu, politician George D. Pallade, and actor Ion Brezeanu. In addition to putting out original texts, Ranetti was a noted translator and dramaturge, who adapted works by Georges Courteline and Paul Gavault. Nationalism also influenced Ranetti's politics, including his vocal support for the Entente Powers during World War I. That period saw him engaged in polemics with colleagues Emil Fagure and A. de Herz, and contributing to nationalist propaganda as co-editor of România newspaper. His postwar years, marked by his split from, then return to, Furnica, were spent writing parody novels and collecting his scattered poetry. By the time of his death, he was an editor and writer for Universul daily. (en)
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  • George Biciușcă, Caiafa, Coco, Contele de Techirghiol, Cyr, Cyrano, Geo, Ghiță Delagambrinus, Don Ghițos Delagambrinos y Mizilos, Ghiță Delamizil, Jorj Delamizil, Ghiță Delacoperativă, (Prințul, Tovarășul) Ghiță, Lord Ghytza, Marchizul de Kogealac, Nagor, Namuna, Kiriac N'a pas d'argent, Kiriac Napadarjan, Netty, Ghiță Nifilistul, Dom Paladu, Peneș, Putifar, V. V. Rița, Rolla, Romeo, Șan, Șander, Șandernagor, Sarsailă, Spiriduș, Tarascon, Tarasconată (en)
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  • George or Gheorghe Ranetti, born George Ranete (October 1875 – May 25, 1928), was a Romanian poet, journalist and playwright, known as the founder and editor of Furnica magazine. A professional journalist from the late 1890s, he alternated between political dailies and literary reviews, being sympathetic to Romanian nationalism and traditionalism, and working under Ion Luca Caragiale at Moftul Român. By 1904–1906, he was active on the margin of left-wing traditionalism, or Poporanism, showing himself sympathetic to republican or generically anti-elitist ideologies. Such views and influences seeped into his activity at Furnica, which was for decades a prominent institution in Romanian humor. (en)
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