Alexandru Ioan I( Prince united principalities of Moldavia and Wallachia)
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Biography Alexandru Ioan I
Place of a boyar family Cuza, education in Paris and at the universities of Bologna and Pavia. In 1848 he took part in the liberation movement in Moldova, but after the occupation of Moldova, Russian troops had to flee. After the withdrawal of Russian, he returned and entered military service. He was adjutant Vogoridesa. Elected to the Legislative Assembly of Moldova, A. became the leader of the party unionistskoy. Consisted one time Minister of War. January 5, 1859 he was elected rulers of Moldavia, 23 January, the same year - rulers of Wallachia, A. proclaimed himself Prince of Romania. In 1861 the sultan issued a firman, asserts the unity of Moldavia and Wallachia, and in 1862, both the legislative assembly principalities merged into one. When the peasants with land and other reform projects A. provoked strong opposition to ultra-conservative party. In 1866, a military conspiracy. dethroned and removed from Romania.