NamePrince Nicolaos (Alexander) Mavrocordato of Moldavia & Wallachia ‘Voda’, GGG Grandson
Birth1670, Constantinople, Turkey/Byzantium
Birth MemoSturdza says 3 May 1680.
Death3 Sep 1730, Bucharest, Romania
Burial1730, Monastery of Vacaresti, Bucharest, Romania
Note 1Grand Drogoman to the Sultan 1697 or 1698. Governor of Wallachia (Dec 1715 - Nov 1716 and Nov 1719 - Sep 1730). Governor of Moldavia (1708 or Nov 1709 - Oct 1710 and Nov 1711 - Dec 1715). According to Sturdza’s dates, he was Grand Drogoman at age 18...
Note 2Deposed owing to the sultan’s suspicions in favour of Dimitrios Cantacuzene but restored in 1711 and soon after became Hospidar of Wallachia. In 1716 he was deposed by the Austrians but restored after the Peace of Passarowitz.
Note 3The first Greek set to rule the Danubian principalities. Introduced Greek manners, Greek language and costume and set up a splendid court on the Byzantine model.
Note 4Responsible for establishing the system which indigenous Romanians despised for 100 years. Enlightenment, founded libraries and the author of a curious work entitled ‘Ilepi Kad-ri Kovruv’ (Bucharest 1719).
Note 5Buried in the Monastery of Vacaresti, Bucharest, which he had founded. He also founded the Stavropoleos Church, Bucharest, containing a mural mosaic/fresco of himself, his wife Smaragda/Smaranda Stavropoleos, and their five children.
Note 5Presumably the Nicolas described as Prince of Wallachia and a member of the Pentada in the Phanariot branch of the Mavrocordato family (see 'Adventure Account' by Rallis India Ltd in 1998).
Marriage5 Nov 1719, Phanar, Constantinople, Turkey/Byzantium
Married MemoSturdza says 5 Feb 1716.
SpouseSmaragda (Panayotakis) Stavropoleos
Note 1Or Smaranda. She appears in a painting with her husband Nicolaos dating from ca.1725: children on the left: Scarlatos, Ioannis, Constantine Alexander; on the right: Tarzia, Sultane.
FatherPanayotakis Stavropoleos (?-?)
Birth17 Dec 1721, Bucharest, Romania
Death? , Phanar, Constantinople, Turkey/Byzantium
Birth12 Dec 1720, Phanar, Constantinople, Turkey
Death1790, Phanar, Constantinople, Turkey
Marriage21 May 1738, Bucharest, Romania
ChildrenConstantine (Alexander) (1742-?)
 Nicolaos (Alexander) (1744-1818)
 Georgios (Alexander) (1750-1821)
Birth27 Feb 1711
Death23 Nov 1769
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