Ioan Lahovary

Ioan N. Lahovary or Ion Lahovari; January 25, 1844 – June 14, 1915) was a member of Romanian aristocracy, a politician and diplomat who served as the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Romania.

Ioan Lahovary
Nicolae Petrescu Gaina - Ion Lahovari.jpg
Caricature by Nicolae Petrescu-Găină [ro]
President of the Romanian Senate
In office
3 July 1913 – 11 January 1914
MonarchCarol I
Preceded byTheodor Rosetti
Succeeded byBasile M. Missir
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Romania
In office
April 11, 1899 – July 6, 1900
Prime MinisterGheorghe Grigore Cantacuzino
Preceded byDimitrie A. Sturdza
Succeeded byAlexandru Marghiloman
In office
March 12, 1907 – December 27, 1908
Prime MinisterDimitrie Sturdza
Preceded byGeneral Iacob Lahovary
Succeeded byDimitrie A. Sturdza
Personal details
Born(1844-01-25)January 25, 1844
Bucharest, Wallachia
DiedJune 14, 1924(1924-06-14) (aged 80)
Bucharest, Kingdom of Romania
Spouse(s)Emma Lahovary
Childrenthree, including Princess Marthe Bibesco

Life and political careerEdit

Ioan Lahovary was the brother of Alexandru Lahovary, who also previously served as foreign minister and General Iacob Lahovary who was his predecessor in the post of Minister of Foreign Affairs and later Minister of War.[1][2] He was the father of the Princess Marthe Bibesco, a famous Romanian writer.[3]

He was elected deputy, being a member of the Conservative Party since 1871. Lahovary served two terms as foreign minister: from April 11, 1899 until July 6, 1900 in the Gheorghe Gr. Cantacuzino Cabinet and March 12, 1907 until December 27, 1908.

He was a member of the senate from the conservative party, and he also served as chairman of the Senate.

Ioan Lahovary died on June 14, 1915 in Bucharest.


See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Lahovary, Alexandru Em. Memorialisticâ Diplomaticâ [Diplomatic Memoirs] (PDF). Romania. p. 19. Retrieved September 3, 2010.
  2. ^ "Lahovary family tomb vandalized for Vanghelie to bury his own relatives". Bucharest Herald. 2010-06-10. Archived from the original on 2010-06-13. Retrieved 2010-09-03.
  3. ^ "Princess Marthe Bibesco". Retrieved 2010-09-03.
Political offices
Preceded by
Dimitrie Sturdza
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Succeeded by
Alexandru Marghiloman
Preceded by
Iacob Lahovary
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Succeeded by
Dimitrie Sturdza
Preceded by
Theodor Rosetti
President of the Senate
Succeeded by
Basile M. Missir