Nicholas Alexander of Wallachia

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Nicolae Alexandru of Wallachia
Voivode of Wallachia
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Voivode of Wallachia
Reignc.1344 – 1352 (with Basarab I)
1352 – November 1364 (alone)
PredecessorBasarab I of Wallachia
SuccessorVladislav I of Wallachia
DiedNovember 1364
SpouseDoamna Maria Lackfy
Doamna Clara Dobokai
Doamna Margit Dabkai
IssueVladislav I of Wallachia
Radu I of Wallachia
Elisabeth of Wallachia
Anna of Wallachia
Anca of Walachia
HouseBasarab
FatherBasarab I of Wallachia
MotherDoamna Margareta

Nicholas Alexander (Romanian: Nicolae Alexandru), (? – November 1364) was a Voivode of Wallachia (c. 1352 – November 1364), after having been co-ruler to his father Basarab I.

In the year 1359, he founded the Eastern Orthodox Metropolis of Ungro-Wallachia.

After initially resisting pressures to become the Kingdom of Hungary's vassal, he yielded to King Louis I in 1354, and recognized the right of the Roman Catholic Church to establish missions in his principality, as well as the privilege of Saxon traders from Brașov to transit Wallachia without paying duties. In 1355, Nicolae Alexandru and the King of Hungary reached an agreement in return for Severin.

His second wife was Clara Dobokai, a Catholic noblewoman from Hungary.[1]

His daughter, Anna of Wallachia, married Tsar Ivan Stratsimir of Bulgaria and became mother of Tsar Constantine II of Bulgaria and Queen Dorothea of Bosnia. Another daughter Anca married Emperor Stefan Uroš V of Serbia. His third daughter Elisabeth (1340 – d. c. 1369) married Vladislaus II of Opole and through her daughter Katharina of Opole is voivode Nicholas Alexander ancestor for all european royal families including Romanian royal family.

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Czamańska, Ilona (1996). Mołdawia i Wołoszczyzna wobec Polski, Węgier i Turcji w XIV i XV wieku. Poznań: Wydawnictwo Naukowe UAM. p. 197. ISBN 83-232-0733-X.

Bibliography[edit]

  • (in Romanian) Constantin C. Giurescu, Istoria Românilor, vol. I, Ed. ALL Educațional, București, 2003.
  • (in Romanian) Daniel Barbu, Sur le double nom du prince de Valachie Nicolas-Alexandre, Revue Roumaine d’Histoire XXV, no. 4, 1986.
Nicholas Alexander of Wallachia
 Died: 1364
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Basarab I
Voivode of Wallachia
1352–1364
Succeeded by
Vladislav I