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Evdochia of Kiev, also known as Evdokia[1] (died in 1467), was a Princess of Moldavia as the first or second wife of Stephen III of Moldavia.

BiographyEdit

She was the sister of Semën of Kiev, and a cousin of Ivan III, Grand Prince of Moscow.[2] She married Stephen III of Moldavia in 1463.[2]

Evdochia was most probably the mother of Stephen's two sons, Bogdan and Peter, according to historian Jonathan Eagles.[3] Bogdan died in 1479, Peter in 1480.[3] Both sons were buried in the Putna Monastery, established by their father.[3] When Stephen made a donation to the Hilandar Monastery on Mount Athos on 27 July 1466, specified that the monks should pray for his relatives, including Evdochia and their two children, Alexandru and Olena.[4] Alexandru was most probably identical with Stephen's first-born son and co-ruler who died in 1496, according to Eagles.[5]

She died in the winter of 1467.[6] She was buried in the Mirăuți Church (which was the see of the Metropolitan of Moldavia) in Suceava.[7] Her husband granted 100 beehives, a vineyard and a pond to the church on 15 February 1469.[6] Her tombstone was rediscovered in 1996.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Pop 2005, p. 269.
  2. ^ a b Eagles 2014, p. 45.
  3. ^ a b c Eagles 2014, p. 102.
  4. ^ Păun 2016, pp. 130-131.
  5. ^ Eagles 2014, pp. 45, 48.
  6. ^ a b c Eagles 2014, p. 122.
  7. ^ Eagles 2014, pp. 121–122.

SourcesEdit

  • Eagles, Jonathan (2014). Stephen the Great and Balkan Nationalism: Moldova and Eastern European History. I.B. Tauris. ISBN 978-1-78076-353-8.
  • Păun, Radu G. (2016). "Mount Athos and the Byzantine-Slavic Tradition in Wallachia and Moldavia after the fall of Constantinople". In Stanković, Vlada (ed.). The Balkans and the Byzantine World before and after the Captures of Constantinople, 1204 and 1453. Lexington Books. pp. 117–164. ISBN 978-1-49851-325-8.
  • Pop, Ioan-Aurel (2005). "The Romanians in the 14th–16th centuries from the "Christian Republic" to the "Restoration of Dacia"". In Pop, Ioan-Aurel; Bolovan, Ioan (eds.). History of Romania: Compendium. Romanian Cultural Institute (Center for Transylvanian Studies). pp. 209–314. ISBN 978-973-7784-12-4.