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Today’s Memory – The first mention of city-fortress Suceava, as the capital of the feudal state of Moldova

The first mention of city-fortress Suceava, as the capital of the feudal state of Moldova

10 February 1388


Suceava is the Suceava County seat in Bukovina region, in north-eastern Romania. The city was the capital of the Principality of Moldavia from 1388 to 1565 and main residence of the Moldavian princes. During the rule of Alexandru Lăpuşneanu, the seat was moved to Iaşi in 1565 and Suceava failed to become the capital again.

Together with the rest of Bukovina, Suceava was under the rule of the Habsburg Monarchy (later Austria-Hungary) from 1775 to 1918. At the end of World War I, it became part of Greater Romania.

More on: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suceava

În limba română: http://ro.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suceava

Fotografii de Vasile Bouaru

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