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Ștefan Petriceicu (Romanian: Ștefan al XI-lea Petriceicu) (d. 1690) was three times Voivode of Moldavia (August 1672 – November 1673, December 1673 – February 1674, December 1683 – March 1684).

ReignEdit

The son of a boyar, Chancellor (mare logofăt) Toader Petriceicu (d. 1663), Ștefan was elected by the nobility – with the approval of the Ottoman Empire – to succeed George Ducas in 1672. The Ottomans forced Petriceicu to support their campaign against Poland at the Battle of Khotyn in 1673, but later ousted him for siding with the Poles[1] in November 1673. He returned to power briefly before Dimitrie Cantacuzino replaced him a second time in February the following year. Having retaken power once again from George Ducas in December 1683, the Ottomans eventually replaced Petriceicu permanently with Cantacuzino in March 1684.[2]

Preceded by
George Ducas
Prince/Voivode of Moldavia
1672-1673
Succeeded by
Dimitrie Cantacuzino
Preceded by
Dimitrie Cantacuzino
Prince/Voivode of Moldavia
1673-1674
Succeeded by
Dimitrie Cantacuzino
Preceded by
George Ducas
Prince/Voivode of Moldavia
1683-1684
Succeeded by
Dimitrie Cantacuzino

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Kamiński, Andrzej S. (1993). Republic vs. Autocracy: Poland-Lithuania and Russia, 1686-1697. Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute. ISBN 052179269X.
  2. ^ Flaut, Daniel (2010). After the Battle of Kahlenberg: the Romanians in Central and Eastern European Policy (1683 - 1684). Romanian Review of Eurasian Studies (6:1-2).