09 May 2015

On This Day: Former prince dies


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 Paris.

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 Vienna and then finally Paris until his death in 1884. 

Source:

Lancaster daily intelligencer. (Lancaster, Pa.), 9 May 1880. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Library of Congress.



On This Day is a prompt I started this month to further explore historical events.                 

© Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman, 2015
Locations listed are located in Pennsylvania (USA), unless otherwise noted in post.