Michael Stourdza, the former prince of Moldavia, died On This Day in 1884. He had been born in 1795 and became the reigning prince in 1834. He held that title until 1849. He then moved to
Under his rule, many improvements were made to his country. In 1844 he emancipated the Gypsies, who until then were treated essentially as slaves. After the revolution in 1848, he left his homeland to live in
and then finally
until his death in 1884. Paris
On This Day is a prompt I started this month to further explore historical events.
© Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman, 2015