Ioan Lahovary

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Ioan Lahovary
Nicolae Petrescu Gaina - Ion Lahovari.jpg
Caricature by Nicolae Petrescu-Găină
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Romania
In office
March 12, 1907 – December 27, 1908
Monarch Carol I of Romania
Preceded by General Iacob Lahovary
Succeeded by Dimitrie A. Sturdza
In office
April 11, 1899 – July 6, 1900
Preceded by Dimitrie A. Sturdza
Succeeded by Alexandru Marghiloman
Personal details
Born (1844-01-25)January 25, 1844
Bucharest, Kingdom of Romania
Died June 14, 1924(1924-06-14) (aged 80)
Bucharest, Kingdom of Romania
Spouse(s) Emma Lahovary
Children three, including Princess Marthe Bibesco

Ioan N. Lahovary or Ion Lahovari; January 25, 1844 – June 14, 1915) was a member of Romanian aristocracy, a politician and diplomat who served as the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Romania.

Life and political career[edit]

Ioan Lahovary was the brother of Alexandru Lahovary, who also previously served as foreign minister and General Iacob Lahovary who was his predecessor in the post of Minister of Foreign Affairs and later Minister of War.[1][2] He was a father of 3. His third child was Princess Marthe Bibesco a famous Romanian writer.[3] Lahovary served two terms as foreign minister: from April 11, 1899 until July 6, 1900 and March 12, 1907 until December 27, 1908.

Ioan Lahovary died on June 14, 1915 in Bucharest.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Lahovary, Alexandru Em. Memorialisticâ Diplomaticâ [Diplomatic Memoirs]. Romania. p. 19. Retrieved September 3, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Lahovary family tomb vandalized for Vanghelie to bury his own relatives". Bucharest Herald. 2010-06-10. Retrieved 2010-09-03. 
  3. ^ "Princess Marthe Bibesco". Retrieved 2010-09-03.