Dimitrie Macedonski

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Dimitrie Macedonski or Dimitrios Makedonski (Greek: Δημήτριος Μακεντόνσκι) (circa 1780 – 1843) was a Wallachian Pandur captain and revolutionary leader.[1]

Origin[edit]

Ηe was a Greek military officer of the Russian army. His origin was from Macedonia. He adopted the surname "Macedonski" in Russia, which referred to his home place.[2] He was a son of Stoyan Mincho (Stogiannis Mintsos), a local chieftain from Macedonia. After the Russo-Turkish wars in the late 18th century the family of Mincho emigrated beyond the Danube.

Life[edit]

Stoyan Mincho's son Dimitrie was a volunteer in the Russo-Turkish War (1806–1812). Afterwards, he was awarded for his bravery and produced in Lieutenant. Later he held different administrative positions in Wallachia and Moldavia. Taking part in the Greek War of Independence in Wallachian battle fields, he was appointed Tudor Vladimirescu's lieutenant by boyar allies of the revolutionaries, on January 15. Sympathetic to the Philikí Etaireía and suspicious of Tudor's level of commitment to the cause, Macedonski, together with Giorgakis Olympios and Iannis Pharmakis, deposed and arrested the rebel leader. Dimitrie Macedonski was also involved in revolutionary agitation in 1840 Wallachia. as member of a radical conspiracy led by Mitică Filipescu and Nicolae Bălcescu. He was the grandfather of Romanian poet Alexandru Macedonski.

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