Dimitrie Bolintineanu (14 January 1819 (1825 according to some sources), Bolintin-Vale – 20 August 1872, Bucharest) was a Romanian poet, novelist, diplomat, politician, and a participant in the revolution of 1848. He was of Macedonian Aromanian origins. His poems of nationalist overtone, fueled emotions during the unification of Wallachia and Moldavia. He is also the first exotic-themed poet in Florile Bosforului (Flowers of Bosfor), anticipating Vasile Alecsandri and an influence later on Alexandru Macedonski, Leonid Dimov, Daniel Turcea or Mircea Cărtărescu. His romanticist novels, Manoil and Elena, are among the first attempts in this genre in Romanian literature.