Jewish presence in the geopolitical context of the Romanian countries in the 14th-18th century

Constantin Brancoveanu,
Prince of romanian Country (1688-1714). The Treasury register during his reign records the presence of Jewish physicians, chemists and handicraftsmen at the Principality Court.

Courtesy of the History Museum of the Romanian Jewish Federation, Bucharest

Stefan cel Mare,
Prince of Moldavia (1457-1504). He had connections with jewish physicians.

Courtesy of the History Museum of the Romanian Jewish Federation, Bucharest

Matei Basarab,
Prince of the Romanian Country (1632-1654). The judicial laws issued during his reign included discriminating stipulations regarding the non Christians.

Courtesy of the History Museum of the Romanian Jewish Federation, Bucharest

Nicolae Mavrocordat,
Prince of Romanian Country (1719-1730). In his second reign, one of the most important physicians and advisers of the Prince was the Portuguese Jew, the erudite.

Courtesy of the History Museum of the Romanian Jewish Federation, Bucharest

Alexandru Lapusneanu,
Prince of Moldavia (1552-1561, 1564-1568). He received the support of Zuan Miguez, Naxos Duke, a Jew, at the sultan’s Court.

Courtesy of the History Museum of the Romanian Jewish Federation, Bucharest