Danubian Principalities


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Danubian Principalities

 

the common name for the principalities of Moldavia and Wallachia. It originated in the 14th century. In 1859 the Danube principalities were united, and in 1861 the new state was named Rumania.

REFERENCE

Grosul, V. Ia. Reformy v Dunaiskikh kniazhestvakh i Rossiia (20-30. gody XIX v.). Moscow, 1966.
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