Constantin Brîncoveanu

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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

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.


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