Roman I of Moldavia
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During his reign, Moldova incorporated all the territories between the Carpathians and Dniester, Roman I becoming the first Moldavian ruler to call himself "voivode from the [Carpathian] mountains to the [ Black Sea ] shore" or "Prince of Moldavia, from the Carpathian Mountains to the Sea." The important fortress of Cetatea Albă also came under Moldavian rule during this period.
Like the previous Moldavian rulers, he paid homage to the Polish king Władysław II Jagiełło. However, in 1393 he supported Fyodor Koriatovych, the prince of Podolia, in the war against Władysław II and Lithuanian grand duke Vytautas. After their defeat at Braclaw, Roman was forced to give up the throne in favour of his son Stephen I.
Roman I built the first church and fortifications in the town of Roman, considered to be named in his honour.
He was interred in the princely church of Rădăuţi.
|Ancestors of Roman I of Moldavia|
- Stoica, Vasile (1919). The Roumanian Question: The Roumanians and their Lands. Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh Printing Company. p. 16.
- Unibuc CLASSICA, University of Bucharest
- The oldest Moldavian document, sealed by Roman I of Moldavia (Romanian)
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