Mavrocordatos family

Mavrocordatos also Mavrocordato, Mavrokordatos, Mavrocordat or Mavrogordato; Greek: Μαυροκορδάτος is the name of a family of Phanariot Greeks, distinguished in the history of the Ottoman Empire, Wallachia, Moldavia, and modern Greece The family – whose members were given a status equal to a Prince of the Holy Roman Empire and later became hospodars – was founded by a late-Byzantine noble and merchant of Chios

Notable members of the family were:

  • Alexander Mavrocordatos - son of the founder, styled prince "Serene Highness" in 1699 by Leopold I, Holy Roman Emperor
  • Nicholas Mavrocordatos - Alexander's son, ruler of Wallachia 2 times and Moldavia 2 times
  • Constantine Mavrocordatos - Nicholas' son, ruler of Moldavia 4 times and Wallachia 6 times
  • Alexander I Mavrokordatos, ruler of Moldavia 1782-1785
  • Alexander Mavrokordatos - Nicholas' son
  • Nicholas Mavrokordatos, ban of Wallachia
  • Alexandros Mavrokordatos, Prime Minister of Greece 4 times
  • John Mavrokordatos, Nicholas' son, ruler of Moldavia 1743-47
  • Alexander II Mavrokordatos, ruler of Moldavia 1785-1786
  • John Mavrocordatos - Alexander's son, ruler of Wallachia, caimacam of Moldavia

  • Alexandra Mavrokordatou - relationship unclear


  •  This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed 1911 "article name needed" Encyclopædia Britannica 11th ed Cambridge University Press 

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