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).
Marriage29 May 1706, Bucharest, Romania
SpousePulcheria (Thomas) Tzouka
Death13 May 1716, Bucharest, Romania
Note 1Or Tzouki/Tzoukis.
FatherPaharnic Thomas Tzouka (?-?)
1 FMaria (Nicolaos) Mavrocordato, GGGG Granddaughter
Birth2 Sep 1706
Death1725, Bucharest, Romania
Birth27 Nov 1711, Bucharest, Romania
Death21 Nov 1769, Jassy/Iasi, Romania
Marriage14 Sep 1732, Bucharest, Romania
ChildrenAlexander (Constantine) (1742-1812)
Birth12 Mar 1712, Constantinople, Turkey/Byzantium
Death29 Jul 1747
ChildrenRoxanne (Ioannis) (?-?)
 Alexander (Ioannis) (1754-1819)
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