Alexandru Ioan Cuza

1820 - 1873

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Alexandru Ioan Cuza (pronounced [alekˈsandru iˈo̯aŋ ˈkuza] (listen), or Alexandru Ioan I, also anglicised as Alexander John Cuza; 20 March 1820 – 15 May 1873) was the first domnitor (Ruler) of the Romanian Principalities through his double election as prince of Moldavia on 5 January 1859 and prince of Wallachia on 24 January 1859. He was a prominent figure of the Revolution of 1848 in Moldavia. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alexandru Ioan Cuza has received more than 404,331 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia. Alexandru Ioan Cuza is the 2,552nd most popular politician (down from 2,465th in 2019), the 44th most popular biography from Romania (up from 45th in 2019) and the 21st most popular Romanian Politician.

Alexandru Ioan Cuza is most famous for being the first ruler of the United Principalities of Moldavia and Wallachia.

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Among politicians, Alexandru Ioan Cuza ranks 2,552 out of 15,710Before him are Juan Manuel Santos, Peroz I, Joanna II of Naples, Milan Nedić, Magnus VI of Norway, and Eric I of Denmark. After him are Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna of Russia, Theodahad, Ferdinand Maria, Elector of Bavaria, Pierre Trudeau, Fulk, King of Jerusalem, and Emperor Taizong of Song.

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Among people born in 1820, Alexandru Ioan Cuza ranks 13Before him are Henri, Count of Chambord, Harriet Tubman, Jenny Lind, William John Macquorn Rankine, Multatuli, and Henri Vieuxtemps. After him are Susan B. Anthony, Heungseon Daewongun, Edmond Becquerel, John Tyndall, Lewis A. Swift, and Mathilde Bonaparte. Among people deceased in 1873, Alexandru Ioan Cuza ranks 11Before him are Johns Hopkins, Alessandro Manzoni, Caroline Augusta of Bavaria, John of Saxony, Elisabeth Ludovika of Bavaria, and Franz Xaver Winterhalter. After him are Fyodor Tyutchev, Louis Agassiz, Vasil Levski, Sheridan Le Fanu, Edward Bulwer-Lytton, and Émile Gaboriau.

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In Romania

Among people born in Romania, Alexandru Ioan Cuza ranks 44 out of 572Before him are John Cassian (360), Nadia Comăneci (1961), Dimitrie Cantemir (1673), Milan I of Serbia (1854), Klaus Iohannis (1959), and György Dózsa (1470). After him are Mircea I of Wallachia (1355), Álmos (820), Alexander Löhr (1885), Basarab I of Wallachia (1275), Gabriel Bethlen (1580), and Gheorghe Hagi (1965).

Among POLITICIANS In Romania

Among politicians born in Romania, Alexandru Ioan Cuza ranks 21Before him are Theodoric I (393), Gheorghe Gheorghiu-Dej (1901), Michael the Brave (1558), Milan I of Serbia (1854), Klaus Iohannis (1959), and György Dózsa (1470). After him are Mircea I of Wallachia (1355), Álmos (820), Basarab I of Wallachia (1275), Gabriel Bethlen (1580), Radu cel Frumos (1438), and Mundzuk (368).