Mihail Movilă
Prince of Moldavia
(1st reign)
Reign24 September – October 1607
PredecessorSimion Movilă
SuccessorConstantin Movilă
Prince of Moldavia
(2nd reign)
ReignNovember – December 1607
PredecessorConstantin Movilă
SuccessorConstantin Movilă
Bornunknown
Died1608
Wallachia
DynastyMovilești
FatherSimion Movilă
MotherMarghita
ReligionOrthodox

Mihail Movilă (? – 1608) is prince of Moldavia for a short time in 1607.

Life

He was the elder son of Simion I Movilă and became prince of Moldova at the death of his father on September 24, 1607. He was thrown from the throne the following month by his cousin Constantin Movilă, pushed by his mother, the ambitious Erzsébet Csomortany de Losoncz, widow of Prince Ieremia Movilă.

He tried to regain his throne in November 1607 but must take refuge the following month in Wallachia where he died.

Source

  • Alexandru Dimitrie Xenopol Histoire des Roumains de la Dacie trajane : Depuis les origines jusqu'à l'union des principautés. E Leroux Paris (1896)
  • Nicolas Iorga Histoire des Roumains et de la romanité orientale. (1920)
  • (in Romanian) Constantin C. Giurescu & Dinu C. Giurescu, Istoria Românilor Volume III (après 1606), Editura Ştiinţifică şi Enciclopedică, Bucureşti, 1977.
  • Jean Nouzille La Moldavie, Histoire tragique d'une région européenne, Ed. Bieler, ISBN 2-9520012-1-9.
Preceded by
Simion Movilă
Prince of Moldavia
September – October 1607
Succeeded by
Constantin Movilă
Preceded by
Constantin Movilă
Prince of Moldavia
November – December 1607
Succeeded by
Constantin Movilă