Descendants of an old and influential boyar family, Văcăreștii owned estates in Dâmbovița County, including the one near Târgoviște, which gave the name of Văcărești village.
Ienchiță Văcărescu was a man with a vast culture, who knew Greek, Latin, Italian, French, German and Turkish. He held senior positions on the royal divan and served in diplomatic missions in Constantinople and Vienna.
As a man of culture he has philological and historical concerns, remaining known in our culture as a poet, his poems having a didactic and moralizing component, leaving a true testament: “To my Văcărești descendants / I leave you a legacy / The growth of the Romanian language / And of the homeland honor. ”
Ienchiță Văcărescu was the author of the first printed work on Romanian grammar, from the Romanian space (1787), which in addition to the various grammatical categories, also includes a chapter on prosody, illustrated with original examples.
Scholar and polyglot, forerunner of the use of the cult Romanian language, poet, grammarian, historian and philologist, Ienăchiţă Văcărescu left us, all Romanians, a vast legacy.
A street and a prestigious school bear his name today in Târgoviște.