Alexandru Lăpușneanu

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Alexandru IV Lăpușneanu
Voivode of Moldavia
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Prince of Moldavia
(1st reign)
Reign1552 – 1561
PredecessorIoan I Joldea
SuccessorIoan II Iacob Heraclid
Prince of Moldavia
(2nd reign)
Reign1564 – 1568
PredecessorȘtefan VII Tomșa
SuccessorBogdan IV of Moldavia
Born1499
Lăpușna, Principality of Moldavia
Died9 March 1568 (1568-03-10) (aged 68)
Principality of Moldavia
SpouseDoamna Ruxandra of Moldavia
IssueBogdan IV of Moldavia
Ștefan
Aaron the Tyrant
Peter the Cossack
Iliaș
Petru
HouseHouse of Mușat
FatherBogdan III the One-Eyed
MotherAnastasia of Lăpușna
ReligionEastern Orthodox Church

Alexandru IV Lăpușneanu was Ruler of Moldavia between September 1552 and 18 November 1561 and then between October 1564 and 5 May 1568. His wife and consort was Doamna Rucsandra Lăpușneanu, the daughter of Peter IV Rareș and Princess Jelena Branković (the second daughter of Jovan Branković of Serbia). He was the original founder of the Dormition Church, Lviv, also commonly known as the Wallachian Church. His son Bogdan IV of Moldavia ruled 1568–1572.

Regnal titles
Preceded by
Ioan Joldea
Ruler of Moldavia
1552–1561
Succeeded by
Iacob Heraclid
Preceded by
Ștefan Tomșa
Ruler of Moldavia
1564–1568
Succeeded by
Bogdan IV