Racoviță

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The Racoviţă or Racovitza family were a partially hellenized family of Moldavian and Wallachian boyars which gave the Danubian Principalities several hospodars, becoming influential inside the Ottoman Empire and the Phanariote kinship network. One of its branches remained present inside Romania.

By the 17th century, Racoviţăs were one of Romanian's leading families. It later managed to penetrate into the Phanar nucleus in Constantinople, which facilitated and increased their chances to occupy the thrones in their native country, and later to successfully maintain their positions.

Notable members of the family[edit]