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Stephen III of Moldavia

1433 - 1504

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Stephen III of Moldavia, most commonly known as Stephen the Great (Romanian: Ștefan cel Mare; pronunciation: [ˈʃtefan tʃel ˈmare]; died on 2 July 1504), was Voivode (or Prince) of Moldavia from 1457 to 1504. He was the son of and co-ruler with Bogdan II, who was murdered in 1451 in a conspiracy organized by his brother and Stephen's uncle Peter III Aaron, who took the throne. Stephen fled to Hungary, and later to Wallachia; with the support of Vlad III Țepeș, Voivode of Wallachia, he returned to Moldavia, forcing Aaron to seek refuge in Poland in the summer of 1457. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Stephen III of Moldavia has received more than 635,764 page views. His biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 48 in 2019). Stephen III of Moldavia is the 1,107th most popular politician (up from 1,152nd in 2019), the 21st most popular biography from Romania and the 12th most popular Romanian Politician.

Stephen III of Moldavia is most famous for being the first ruler of Moldavia to convert to Christianity.

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Among politicians, Stephen III of Moldavia ranks 1,107 out of 15,577Before him are Isaac II Angelos, Rani of Jhansi, Yu the Great, James Buchanan, Thutmose IV, and Kassym-Jomart Tokayev. After him are Constantine V, John McCain, Gustáv Husák, Chongzhen Emperor, Probus, and Michael I Rangabe.

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Among people born in 1433, Stephen III of Moldavia ranks 3Before him are Charles the Bold and Marsilio Ficino. After him are Ferdinand, Duke of Viseu, Giovanni Giocondo, Mirkhvand, Nilus of Sora, Eleanor of Scotland, and Abdullah Mirza. Among people deceased in 1504, Stephen III of Moldavia ranks 2Before him is Isabella I of Castile. After him are Filippino Lippi, Philibert II, Duke of Savoy, Frederick of Naples, John Corvinus, Pedro Berruguete, Alvise Vivarini, Eberhard II, Duke of Württemberg, Mauro Codussi, and Garci Rodríguez de Montalvo.

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In Romania

Among people born in Romania, Stephen III of Moldavia ranks 21 out of 665Before him are Carol II of Romania (1893), Vlad II Dracul (1395), Johnny Weissmuller (1904), Béla Kun (1886), Paul Celan (1920), and Constantin Brâncuși (1876). After him are Herta Müller (1953), Ion Iliescu (1930), Mircea Lucescu (1945), György Ligeti (1923), Theodoric I (393), and Nadia Comăneci (1961).

Among POLITICIANS In Romania

Among politicians born in Romania, Stephen III of Moldavia ranks 12Before him are Michael I of Romania (1921), Ion Antonescu (1882), Béla IV of Hungary (1206), Carol II of Romania (1893), Vlad II Dracul (1395), and Béla Kun (1886). After him are Ion Iliescu (1930), Theodoric I (393), Gheorghe Gheorghiu-Dej (1901), Michael the Brave (1558), Klaus Iohannis (1959), and Álmos (820).