Mavrocordatos (also Mavrocordato, Mavrokordatos, Mavrocordat or Mavrogordato; Greek: Μαυροκορδάτος) is the name of a family of Phanariot Greeks originally from Chios, 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 the late-Byzantine noble (and merchant) Nicholas Mavrocordatos (1522–1570) from the island of Chios.
Notable members of the family
- Alexander Mavrocordatos (1636–1709), 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 (two times) and Moldavia (two times)
- Constantine Mavrocordatos (1711–1769), Nicholas' son, ruler of Moldavia (four times) and Wallachia (six times)
- Alexander I Mavrokordatos "Delibey", ruler of Moldavia (1782–1785)
- Alexander Mavrokordatos, Nicholas' son
- Nicholas Mavrokordatos, ban of Wallachia
- Alexandros Mavrokordatos (1791–1865), Prime Minister of Greece (four times)
- John Mavrokordatos, Nicholas' son, ruler of Moldavia (1743–1747)
- Alexander II Mavrokordatos "Firaris", ruler of Moldavia (1785–1786)
- Chisholm, Hugh (1911). The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and General Information. [Cambridge] University Press. p. 917.
MAVROCORDATO, Mavrocordat or Mavrogordato, the name of a family of Phanariot Greeks, distinguished in the history of Turkey, Rumania and modern Greece.
- Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). Encyclopædia Britannica. 17 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 917. .
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