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Alexander Joan Cuza
Prince of Moldavia (until 1862)
Prince of Wallachia (until 1862)
Domnitor of Romania (after 1862)
Alexandru Ioan Cuza - Photo by Carol Popp de Szathmáry.jpg
Reign January 24, 1859 - February 22, 1866
Born March 20, 1820(1820-03-20)
Birthplace Huşi, Moldavia
Died May 3, 1873(1873-05-03) (aged 53)
Place of death Heidelberg, Germany
Buried Ruginoasa, Romania
Predecessor (Caimacams)
Moldavia: I. A. Cantacuzino, Vasile Sturdza, and Anastasie Panu
Wallachia: Ioan Manu, Emanoil Băleanu, and Ioan Al. Filipide
Successor Carol I
Consort Elena Cuza n. Rosetti
Children Alexandru Al. Ioan Cuza and Dimitrie Cuza. (Both illegitimate)
Royal House none
Father Ioan Cuza
Mother Sultana Cuza n. Cozadini

Alexander Joan Cuza (a common English rendition of Alexandru Ioan Cuza; March 20, 1820May 15, 1873) was a Moldavian-born Romanian politician who ruled as the first Domnitor of the United Principalities of Wallachia and Moldavia between 1859 and 1866.[1]


  1. Stoica, Vasile (1919). The Roumanian Question: The Roumanians and their Lands. Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh Printing Company. p. 69-70.