Alexandru Lăpușneanu

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Alexandru IV Lăpușneanu
Voivode of Moldavia
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Prince of Moldavia
(1st reign)
Reign 1552 – 1561
Predecessor Ioan I Joldea
Successor Ioan II Iacob Heraclid
Prince of Moldavia
(2nd reign)
Reign 1564 – 1568
Predecessor Ștefan VII Tomșa
Successor Bogdan IV of Moldavia
Born 1499
Lăpușna, Principality of Moldavia
Died 9 March 1568 (1568-03-10) (aged 68)
Principality of Moldavia
Spouse Doamna Ruxandra of Moldavia
Issue Bogdan IV of Moldavia
Ștefan
Aaron the Tyrant
Peter the Cossack
Iliaș
Petru
House House of Mușat
Father Bogdan III the One-Eyed
Mother Anastasia of Lăpușna
Religion Eastern 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