Michael the Brave

1558 - 1601

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Michael the Brave (Romanian: Mihai Viteazul [miˈhaj viˈte̯azul] or Mihai Bravu [ˈbravu]; 1558 – 9 August 1601) was the Prince of Wallachia (as Michael II, 1593–1601), Prince of Moldavia (1600) and de facto ruler of Transylvania (1599–1600). He is considered one of Romania's greatest national heroes. Since the 19th century, Michael the Brave has been regarded by Romanian nationalists as a symbol of Romanian unity, as his reign marked the first time all principalities inhabited by Romanians were under the same ruler.His rule over Wallachia began in the autumn of 1593. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Michael the Brave has received more than 473,336 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Michael the Brave is the 1,870th most popular politician (up from 2,352nd in 2019), the 35th most popular biography from Romania (up from 42nd in 2019) and the 17th most popular Romanian Politician.

Michael the Brave was a Romanian prince who led a rebellion against the Ottoman Empire in the late 1500s.

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Among politicians, Michael the Brave ranks 1,870 out of 15,710Before him are Ashurnasirpal II, Hotepsekhemwy, Tiglath-Pileser I, Archduke Maximilian Francis of Austria, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow, and Julia Drusilla. After him are Mohammed Daoud Khan, Francis, Duke of Anjou, Dihya, Sima Zhao, Otto Strasser, and Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.

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Among people born in 1558, Michael the Brave ranks 1After him are Maximilian III, Archduke of Austria, Ishikawa Goemon, Hendrik Goltzius, Thomas Kyd, Oda Nobutaka, Robert Greene, and Thomas Lodge. Among people deceased in 1601, Michael the Brave ranks 2Before him is Tycho Brahe. After him are Louise of Lorraine, Starina Novak, Kuchum, Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex, Damat Ibrahim Pasha, Henriette of Cleves, and Thomas Nashe.

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In Romania

Among people born in Romania, Michael the Brave ranks 35 out of 572Before him are Elie Wiesel (1928), Bela Lugosi (1882), George Enescu (1881), János Bolyai (1802), Mihai Eminescu (1850), and Sergiu Celibidache (1912). After him are Gheorghe Zamfir (1941), Mircea Lucescu (1945), John Cassian (360), Nadia Comăneci (1961), Dimitrie Cantemir (1673), and Milan I of Serbia (1854).

Among POLITICIANS In Romania

Among politicians born in Romania, Michael the Brave ranks 17Before him are Vlad II Dracul (1395), Carol II of Romania (1893), Stephen III of Moldavia (1433), Ion Iliescu (1930), Theodoric I (393), and Gheorghe Gheorghiu-Dej (1901). After him are Milan I of Serbia (1854), Klaus Iohannis (1959), György Dózsa (1470), Alexandru Ioan Cuza (1820), Mircea I of Wallachia (1355), and Álmos (820).