Nicholas Alexander of Wallachia

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Nicolae Alexandru of Wallachia
Voivode of Wallachia
Voivode of Wallachia
Reignc. 1344 – 1352 (with Basarab I)
1352 – November 1364 (alone)
PredecessorBasarab I of Wallachia
SuccessorVladislav I of Wallachia
DiedNovember 1364
SpouseDoamna Maria Lackfy
Doamna Clara Dobokai
Doamna Margit Dabkai
IssueVladislav I of Wallachia
Radu I of Wallachia
Elisabeth of Wallachia
Anna of Wallachia
Anca of Walachia
FatherBasarab I of Wallachia
MotherDoamna Margareta

Nicholas Alexander (Romanian: Nicolae Alexandru), (died November 1364) was a Voivode of Wallachia (c. 1352 – November 1364), after having been co-ruler to his father Basarab I.


The tombstone of Nicholas Alexander

In the year 1359, he founded the Eastern Orthodox Metropolis of Ungro-Wallachia[contradictory].

After initially resisting pressures to become the Kingdom of Hungary's vassal, he yielded to King Louis I in 1354, and recognized the right of the Roman Catholic Church to establish missions in his principality, as well as the privilege of Saxon traders from Brașov to transit Wallachia without paying duties. In 1355, Nicolae Alexandru and the King of Hungary reached an agreement in return for Severin.

Nicholas Alexander died in 16 November 1364 and he was buried in Câmpulung. His epitaph reads:

In the 16th day of November died the great and sole ruler Io Nicholas Alexander voivode, son of great Basarab, in 6873 indiction 3. Memory eternal.
The Carpatho-Danubian-Pontic Space in 1359 AD, after the foundation of the Metropolis of Ungro-Wallachia and Nicholas Alexander's split from the Hungarian Crown.


Firstly, he married Lady Maria, of the magyar Lackfi family located in Transylvania.The couple had two children:

  • Prince Voislav ( d. January 1366)
  • Princesa Elizabeth of Wallachia (1340– 1369), who married Duke of Opole Vladislaus II and had three daughters.

Through Elizabeth's youngest daughter, Katarina of Oppole, Nicolas Alexander become ancestor for all European royal families including Romanian royal family.

His second wife was Clara Dobokai, a Catholic noblewoman from Hungary.[1] The marriage produced three children:

The mother of Vladislav I of Wallachia may be Clara Dobokai.


  1. ^ Czamańska, Ilona (1996). Mołdawia i Wołoszczyzna wobec Polski, Węgier i Turcji w XIV i XV wieku. Poznań: Wydawnictwo Naukowe UAM. p. 197. ISBN 83-232-0733-X.


  • (in Romanian) Constantin C. Giurescu, Istoria Românilor, vol. I, Ed. ALL Educațional, București, 2003.
  • (in Romanian) Daniel Barbu, Sur le double nom du prince de Valachie Nicolas-Alexandre, Revue Roumaine d’Histoire XXV, no. 4, 1986.
Nicholas Alexander of Wallachia
 Died: 1364
Regnal titles
Preceded by Voivode of Wallachia
Succeeded by