Alexander II Mircea

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Alexandru II Mircea
Voivode of Wallachia
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Voivode of Wallachia
Reign1574–1577
BornWallachia
SpouseCatherine Salvaresso
IssueMihnea II Turcitul
HouseDrăculeşti
FatherMircea III Dracul
MotherMaria Despina

Alexandru II Mircea was a Voivode or Prince of Wallachia from 1568 to 1574 and 1574 to 1577. He was the father of Mihnea II Turcitul. His parents were Mircea III Dracul and Maria Despina. Raised by the Turks in Istanbul, he hardly knew his country of origin before gaining the throne of Wallachia.

Rule[edit]

Alexandru and his wife Catherine Salvaresso came to Bucharest in June 1574. Much like his great-grandfather, Vlad III Dracula, he was known for his extreme cruelty, beginning his reign by slaughtering dissident boyars. Eventually, however, Alexandru was poisoned by noblemen claiming to be loyal to him.


Alexander II Mircea
 Died: 1577
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Petru cel Tânăr
Voivode of Wallachia
1568-1574
Succeeded by
Vintilă of Wallachia
Preceded by
Vintilă of Wallachia
Voivode of Wallachia
1574-1577
Succeeded by
Catherine Salvaresso