Encyclopedic and Messianic personality, Bogdan Petriceicu Hasdeu (born on 1838 February 16/28, at Cristinesti, Hotin County, Basarabia ? dead on 1907 August 25/September 7, at Campina, Prahova County) was equally brilliant in all the fields he approached, leaving a lasting and still fertile work to Romanian culture. Hasdeu also was a dynamic, committed person, not a mere spectator of his time. His words: "When somebody says that the country is in danger, we must help the country, not keep aside.? And B.P.Hasdeu was always of help for his country.