|Prince of Moldavia
Prince of Wallachia
|Reign||c. 1658 - c. 1660|
|Born||March 3, 1600|
|Birthplace||Köprülü, Rumelia Eyalet, Ottoman Empire|
|Died||November 2, 1664|
|Consort to||Smaragda (Smada) Lâna|
|Religious beliefs||Orthodox Christian|
George Ghica was born in Köprülü, present day Veles, to Albanian parents. At a young age, Ghica was involded in trading and dealings with merchandise. George, along with his father expanded their business and moved to Moldavia. Accumulating a substantial amount of wealth, George became a nobleman and was sent to the Sublime Porte as an ambassador. He was in favour with Vasile Lupu in Moldavia and while in Istanbul, he became close friends with the Grand Vizier Köprülü Mehmed Pasha and helped him on to high positions. As Prince of Wallachia he moved the capital from Târgoviște to Bucharest.
From him are descended the numerous branches of the family which became conspicuous in the history of Moldavia and Wallachia.
- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.
- Spânu, Vlad (2004). Historical Dictionary of Moldova. 4501 forbes blvd lanham md 20706: Scarecrow Press, INC. p. 164. ISBN 978-0-8108-5607-3. Retrieved 14 October 2013.
- Richardson, Charles Francis (1898). The International Cyclopedia: A Compendium of Human Knowledge, Rev. with Large Additions, Volume 6. Retrieved 14 October 2013.
|Prince/Voivode of Moldavia
|Prince of Wallachia
Grigore I Ghica
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