Antioh Cantemir

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Constantin and Antioh Cantemir

Antioh Cantemir (d. 1726, Golia Monastery), son of Constantin Cantemir and older brother of Dimitrie Cantemir (not to be confused with Antiokh Dmitrievich Kantemir, Dimitrie's son), was a Moldavian Voivode (Prince) between December 18, 1695 and September 12, 1700, and again from February 23, 1705 to July 31, 1707.

Reign[edit]

He and Dimitrie successfully plotted against Prince Constantin Duca (who had obtained the throne, after having Dimitrie deposed by the Ottomans, with the backing of Constantin Brâncoveanu, Prince of Wallachia).

Unlike his father, Antioh was not averse to Poland; he also planned for an anti-Ottoman alliance with Russia (then under Peter the Great), one that was came to be during Dimitrie's rule - the full impact of Russia's growth had been felt after the 1699 Treaty of Karlowitz.

Although Cantemir increased taxes (especially during his second reign), he was a popular figure, generally viewed as a just and kind ruler. In 1707, he established the Princely Academy in his capital Iaşi, inspired by Chrysanthus, the Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem, but largely secular.[1]

See also[edit]

Preceded by
Constantin Duca
Prince/Voivode of Moldavia
1695–1700
Succeeded by
Constantin Duca
Preceded by
Mihai Racoviţă
Prince/Voivode of Moldavia
1705–1707
Succeeded by
Mihai Racoviţă

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Djuvara, p.212

References[edit]

  • Neagu Djuvara, Între Orient şi Occident. Ţările române la începutul epocii moderne ("Between Orient and Occident. The Romanian Lands at the beginning of the modern era"), Humanitas, Bucharest, 1995

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