Mavrocordatos (also Mavrocordato, Mavrokordatos, Mavrocordat or Mavrogordato; Greek: Μαυροκορδάτος) is the name of a family of Phanariot Greeks originating in Chios with Nicholas Mavrocordatos (1522-1570), a branch of which was distinguished in the history of the Ottoman Empire, Wallachia, Moldavia, and modern Greece. The family – whose members were given a status equal to a Prince of the Holy Roman Empire and later became hospodars – was founded by a late-Byzantine noble (and merchant) from the island of Chios.
Notable members of the family were:
- Alexander Mavrocordatos - son of the founder, styled prince ("Serene Highness") in 1699 by Leopold I, Holy Roman Emperor
- Nicholas Mavrocordatos (1670–1730) - Alexander's son, ruler of Wallachia (2 times) and Moldavia (2 times)
- Constantine Mavrocordatos - Nicholas' son, ruler of Moldavia (4 times) and Wallachia (6 times)
- Alexander I Mavrokordatos, ruler of Moldavia (1782–1785)
- Alexander Mavrokordatos - Nicholas' son
- Nicholas Mavrokordatos, ban of Wallachia
- Alexandros Mavrokordatos, Prime Minister of Greece (4 times)
- John Mavrokordatos, Nicholas' son, ruler of Moldavia (1743-47)
- Alexander II Mavrokordatos, ruler of Moldavia (1785–1786)
- John Mavrocordatos - Alexander's son, ruler of Wallachia, caimacam of Moldavia
- Alexandra Mavrokordatou - relationship unclear
- Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Mavrocordato". Encyclopædia Britannica. 17 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 917.
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