Alexander the Good

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Alexander the Good


Died 1432. Moldavian hos-podar from 1400. He furthered the consolidation of the independence of the Moldavian state and the establishment of its army, economy, and judicial system and attained a certain degree of centralization of the state apparatus and subordination of the church to the power of the hospodar.

Under Alexander the Good, the Boiarskaia Rada (feudal council) took final shape; the independent Suceava Met-ropolia was also founded. He furthered the development of cities by dispensing trade privileges to merchants. Alexander the Good successfully defended the independence of Moldavia against the Tatar khans and against Polish and Hungarian feudal lords. In 1422 he gave military aid to Poland in its battle with the Teutonic Knights at Malbork.


Istoriia Moldavskoi SSR, vol. 1. Kishinev, 1965.
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