|Prince of Moldavia|
|Reign||April 1834 – June 1849|
|Successor||Grigore Alexandru Ghica|
|Born||24 April 1794
|Died||8 May 1884
Biography [ edit ]
A man of liberal education, he established in Iași, the Academia Mihăileană, an institution of higher education, and the precursor of the University of Iași. He brought scholars from foreign countries to act as teachers, and gave a very powerful stimulus to the educational development of the country.
In 1844 he decreed the emancipation of the Gypsies. Until then the Gypsies had been treated as slaves and owned by the Church or by private landowners; they had been bought and sold in the open market.
He attempted the secularization of monastic establishments, which was carried out by Prince Alexandru Ioan Cuza in 1864, and the utilization of their endowments for national purposes.
He quelled the attempted Moldavian Revolution of 1848 without bloodshed by arresting all the conspirators and expelling them from the country.
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- Winch (1967), Introducing Germany, p. 75.
References [ edit ]
- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Moses Gaster (1911). "Sturdza". In Chisholm, Hugh (ed.). Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.
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