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Alexandru Ioan Cuza

1820 - 1873

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Alexandru Ioan Cuza (pronounced [alekˈsandru iˈo̯aŋ ˈkuza] , 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, which resulted in the unification of the two states. 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 594,945 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 40 in 2019). Alexandru Ioan Cuza is the 2,540th most popular politician (up from 2,547th in 2019), the 48th most popular biography from Romania (down from 44th in 2019) and the 22nd 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 2,540 out of 15,577Before him are Lamoral, Count of Egmont, Anne Marie d'Orléans, Hermann Müller, Nancy Pelosi, Władysław Gomułka, and Prince Shōtoku. After him are Ferdinand Maria, Elector of Bavaria, Vytautas Landsbergis, James Francis Edward Stuart, Antiochus VII Sidetes, José Manuel Barroso, and Julius Schreck.

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Among people born in 1820, Alexandru Ioan Cuza ranks 10Before him are Victor Emmanuel II of Italy, Nadar, Anne Brontë, Henri, Count of Chambord, Harriet Tubman, and Jenny Lind. After him are Multatuli, Heungseon Daewongun, Henri Vieuxtemps, Susan B. Anthony, Božena Němcová, and William Tecumseh Sherman. Among people deceased in 1873, Alexandru Ioan Cuza ranks 10Before him are Justus von Liebig, Caroline Augusta of Bavaria, John of Saxony, Alessandro Manzoni, Elisabeth Ludovika of Bavaria, and Franz Xaver Winterhalter. After him are Fyodor Tyutchev, Vasil Levski, Amélie of Leuchtenberg, Johns Hopkins, Émile Gaboriau, and Louis Agassiz.

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In Romania

Among people born in Romania, Alexandru Ioan Cuza ranks 48 out of 665Before him are Radu cel Frumos (1438), Dimitrie Cantemir (1673), Gheorghe Hagi (1965), Milan I of Serbia (1854), John Cassian (360), and Sergiu Celibidache (1912). After him are Alexander Löhr (1885), Mircea I of Wallachia (1355), Basarab I of Wallachia (1275), Ilie Năstase (1946), Edward G. Robinson (1893), and György Dózsa (1470).

Among POLITICIANS In Romania

Among politicians born in Romania, Alexandru Ioan Cuza ranks 22Before him are Michael the Brave (1558), Klaus Iohannis (1959), Álmos (820), Gabriel Bethlen (1580), Radu cel Frumos (1438), and Milan I of Serbia (1854). After him are Mircea I of Wallachia (1355), Basarab I of Wallachia (1275), György Dózsa (1470), Sigismund Báthory (1572), Traian Băsescu (1951), and Mihnea cel Rău (1462).