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Constantin Cantemir was born 8 November 1612 in Silișteni, Vaslui County, Romania to Tudor Silișteanu (c1580-1627) and Maria NN (c1595-1613) and died 27 March 1693 in Iași, Iași County, Moldavia, Romania of unspecified causes. He married Anastasia Ghica (c1625-1646) . He married Maria of Ceucani (c1640-1668) . He married Ana Bantaș (c1645-1677) . He married Ruxandra Harasi (c1655-c1720) .


Constantin Cantemir (1612-1693) was a Moldavian Voivode (Prince) between June 25, 1685 and March 27, 1693.

Life

Cantemir was born in 1612. He became a voivode at the age of 71, after being favored by the Ottoman Empire in his conflict with Dumitraşcu Cantacuzino. He participated in many campaigns of the Great Turkish War, assisting the Ottomans in their campaigns against the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth and the Habsburg Monarchy – nevertheless, he constantly informed the Polish and Habsburgs of the Turkish designs. During his rule, Moldavia was twice invaded, once by Nogai Tatars, and a second time by Poland.

In 1691, Cantemir ordered Miron Costin, a Moldavian chronicler and man of letters, to be put to death on charges of conspiracy.

He was illiterate and, according to Ioan Neculce, could only write his own signature. Nonetheless, he ensured that his sons Antioh Cantemir and Dimitrie Cantemir received a good education. He died in 1693 at the age of 80.

Constantin Cantemir was buried in the Sfântul Niculae Domnesc church of Iași, the religious ceremony being performed by the patriarchs of Jerusalem, Antioch and Alexandria and a representative of the patriarch of Constantinople. In 1795-1706, his son, voivode Antoh Cantemir reinhumed him at the Mera Monastery (in Mera, Vrancea County)

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Children


Offspring of Constantin Cantemir and Maria of Ceucani (c1640-1668)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Ruxandra Cantemir (c1660-c1707) 1660 1707 Lupu Bogdan (c1661-c1720)

Offspring of Constantin Cantemir and Ana Bantaș (c1645-1677)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Antioh Cantemir (1670-1724) 4 December 1670 1724 Constantinople, Turkey Caterina Ceaur (c1675-1708)

Dimitrie Cantemir (1673-1723) 26 October 1673 Silișteni, Vaslui County, Moldavia, Romania 21 August 1723 Dmitrovsk, Dmitrovsk Rayon, Oryol Oblast, Russia Cassandra Cantacuzino (1682-1713)
Anastasia Trubetskaya (1700-1755)

Safta Cantemir (1675-c1696) 1675 1696 Constantinople, Turkey Mihai Racoviță (c1660-1744)

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Preceded by
Dumitraşcu Cantacuzino
Prince/Voivode of Moldavia
1685–1693
Succeeded by
Dimitrie Cantemir
Persondata
NAME Cantemir, Constantin
ALTERNATIVE NAMES
SHORT DESCRIPTION Ruler of Modavia
DATE OF BIRTH 1612
PLACE OF BIRTH
DATE OF DEATH 1693
PLACE OF DEATH
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