GHEORGHE DUCA AND THE DETHRONEMENT OF ANTONIE RUSET, PRINCE OF MOLDAVIA (1675-1678)

Constantin Burac
2016 Annals of the Academy of Romanian Scientists Series on History and Archaeology   unpublished
The purpose of this paper is to prove the fact that the dethronement of Antonie Ruset was prepared step by step, during almost three years, by the Wallachian prince Gheorghe Duca. Through great ability and perfidy, the later succeeded in attracting part of Moldavia's boyars such as the great chancellor Miron Costin, the hetman Alexandru Buhuş, who was his brother-in-law and others as well. Wallachia's ruler also used every opportunity he could in order to create Antonie Ruset an unfavourable
more » ... an unfavourable image in the eyes of the Ottoman dignitaries, which brought his dethronement.
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