Miron Costin (March 30, 1633 – 1691, Roman) was a Moldavian (Romanian) political figure and chronicler. His main work, Letopiseţul Ţărâi Moldovei [de la Aron Vodă încoace] (The Chronicles of the land of Moldavia [from the rule of Aron Vodă]) was meant to extend Grigore Ureche's narrative, co vering events from 1594 to 1660. The Chronicles were first published in 1675.
Miron Costin was born as the son of a rich Moldavian boyar (Ion or Iancu). He spent his earliest years in Poland, where his family had taken refuge from Ottoman violence in Moldavia. His father had become a Polish magnate, which gave Miron the right to study at the Jesuit College in Bar, then at Kamienec Podolski.
He returned to Moldavia in 1653, and became a trainee of the country's treasury. Valued by the administration, he rose quickly, becoming Vornic in 1669 (i.e.: overseer of the Court, with several political responsibilities both inside the state and abroad).
- Viiaţa lumii 1672
- The translation of Origines et occasus Transsylvanorum (Lyon, 1667) by Laurenţiu Toppeltin of Mediaş
- Letopiseţul Ţărâi Moldovei de la Aron Vodă încoace 1675 German translation
- Chronika ziem Moldawskich y Multanskich (Cronica țărilor Moldovei și Munteniei) (in Polish)
- Istoria în versuri polone despre Ţara Moldovei şi Munteniei (Poema polonă) 1684
- De neamul moldovenilor approx. 1687
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- Miron Costin: Grausame Zeiten in der Moldau Styria 1980 Graz/Vienna/cologne http://www.amazon.de/dp/B002975CP0
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