Constantin Brîncoveanu

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Brîncoveanu, Constantin

 

Born 1654; died Aug. 26, 1714. Ruler of Wallachia.

Brîncoveanu’s rule began in 1688; before then, he was a major logothete. During his reign the palace in Mogoşoaia was built as well as a number of monasteries; four printing presses and several schools were also established. In 1703, Brincoveanu entered into diplomatic relations with Russia. During Peter I’s Prut campaign of 1711 he held a temporizing position. In 1714, Brîncoveanu and his family were seized by the Turks and executed in Constantinople.

REFERENCES

Columbeanu, S., and R. Valentin. Constantin Brîncoveanu si epoca sa. Bucharest, 1967.
Serban, C. Constantin Brîncoveanu. [Bucharest, 1969.]