Iacob Lahovary

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Iacob Lahovary
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Minister of War of Kingdom of Romania
In office
February 21, 1891 – February 22, 1894
Monarch Carol I of Romania
Preceded by Matei Vlădescu
Succeeded by Lascăr Catargiu
In office
April 11, 1899 – February 13, 1901
Preceded by Anton Berindei
Succeeded by Dimitrie Sturdza
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Romania
In office
December 22, 1904 – February 7, 1907
Preceded by Ion I. C. Brătianu
Succeeded by Ioan Lahovary
Personal details
Born (1846-01-16)January 16, 1846
Bucharest, Wallachia
Died February 7, 1907(1907-02-07) (aged 61)
Paris, France
Military service
Rank General

Iacob Lahovary (Romanian: Iacob N. Lahovari; January 16, 1846 – February 7, 1907) was a member of the Romanian aristocracy, a general, politician and diplomat who served as the Minister of War and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kingdom of Romania.[1]

Life and political career[edit]

Iacob Lahovary was the brother of Alexandru Lahovary and Ioan Lahovary both of whom served as foreign ministers. He attended the Bucharest School of Officers in 1859–1864, Polytechnical School in Paris in 1864–1870. He also graduated from Sorbonne University with a degree in Mathematics in 1870. As soon as Lahovary entered military service, he quickly rose in the ranks of the Romanian army: he became Second Lieutenant in 1864, Lieutenant in 1870, Captain) in 1871, Major in 1874, Lieutenant Colonel in 1877, Colonel in 1883, Brigadier in 1891 and General in 1900.

He served as Minister of Foreign Affairs for a little more than two years before he died on February 7, 1907 and was replaced by his brother Ioan Lahovary.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Appletons' annual cyclopaedia and register of important events of the year 1899. United States: D. Appleton and Company. 1900. p. 755. Retrieved 2010-09-08. 
  2. ^ "Iacob Lahovary: de la Enciclopedia României" [Iacob Lahovary: from the Romanian Encyclopedia]. Retrieved 2010-09-07.