Petre Mavrogheni

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Petre Mavrogheni
Minister of Foreign Affairs
In office
11 May 1866 – 13 July 1866
Monarch Alexandru Ioan Cuza, Carol I of Romania
Preceded by Ion Ghica
Succeeded by George Barbu Știrbei
Minister of Finance of Principality of Romania
In office
16 February 1866 – 10 May 1866
Preceded by Dimitrie Sturdza
Succeeded by Ion C. Brătianu
In office
15 July 1866 – 21 February 1867
Preceded by Ion C. Brătianu
Succeeded by Alexandru Văsescu
In office
11 March 1871 – 7 January 1875
Preceded by Dimitrie Sturdza
Succeeded by Gheorghe Grigore Cantacuzino
Personal details
Born 1819 (1819)
Iași
Died 1887 (1888) (aged 68)
Vienna
Spouse(s) Olga Mavrogheni

Petre Mavrogheni (1819 – 20 April 1887) also known as Petru Mavrogheni was a Romanian politician who served as the Minister of Foreign Affairs from 11 May until 13 July 1866 and as the Minister of Finance.[1][2][3]

Life and career[edit]

Mavrogheni was born in Iași, Moldavia in 1819. He was a conservative politician who served as the Minister of Finance of Principality of Moldavia in 1861. He then held the offices of Minister of Finance of Romania serving three terms from 16 February 1866 to 10 May 1866, from 15 July 1866 to 21 February 1867 and from 11 March 1871 to 7 January 1875 and office of the Minister of Foreign Affairs 11 May until 13 July 1866. Mavrogheni was then the Ambassador of Romania to Italy in 1881-1882, Ottoman Empire in 1882-1885 and Austria-Hungary in 1885-1887.[4][5][6]

In 1855, Mavrogheni along with Mihail Kogălniceanu drafted a bill for a legislation which would abolish slavery of Gypsies in Romania. On 22 December 1855 the law was voted on and slavery was abolished.[6][7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Clark, Charles Upson (1971). United Roumania. Arno Press Inc. p. 55. ISBN 0-405-02741-9. Retrieved 2010-09-28. 
  2. ^ Jelavich, Barbara (2005). Russia and the Formation of the Romanian National State, 1821-1878. Cambridge University Press. p. 153. ISBN 0-521-52251-X. Retrieved 2010-09-28. 
  3. ^ "Istorie numismatică". Retrieved 2010-09-28. 
  4. ^ "Romanian Aristocratic Families". Retrieved 2010-09-28. 
  5. ^ Kellogg, Frederick (1995). The road to Romanian independence. USA: Purdue Research Foundation. p. 80. ISBN 1-55753-065-3. Retrieved 2010-09-28. 
  6. ^ a b "From the Gypsies to the African Americans". Retrieved 2010-09-28. 
  7. ^ Achim, Viorel (1998). The Roma in Romanian history. Budapest: Central European University Press. p. 111. ISBN 963-9241-84-9. Retrieved 2010-09-28.