Radu IV the Great

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Radu IV the Great
Voivode of Wallachia
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Radu IV the Great and his wife, Catalina Crnojević of Zeta
Voivode of Wallachia
Reign1495 – 1508
PredecessorVlad IV Călugărul
SuccessorMihnea cel Rău
Died1508 (aged 40–41)
SpouseDoamna Catalina Crnojević of Zeta[1]
IssueRadu V of Afumați
Radu VI Bădica
Radu VII Paisie
Mircea V the Shepherd
Cărstina of Wallachia
Ana of Wallachia
Boba of Wallachia
HouseHouse of Drăculești
FatherVlad IV Călugărul
MotherDoamna Rada Smaranda
ReligionEastern Orthodox Church

Radu IV the Great (Romanian: Radu cel Mare) was a Voivode (Prince) of Wallachia from September 1495 to April 1508. He succeeded his father, Vlad Călugărul, who was one

of the three brothers to Vlad III the Impaler (Romanian: Vlad Țepeș). He was married to Princess Catalina Crnojević of Zeta (sometimes spelled as Katarina or Jekaterina), daughter of Andrija Crnojević. The marriage was arranged by her uncle Ivan Crnojević, Prince of Zeta after her father's death. Radu was succeeded by his first cousin Mihnea cel Rău, son to his uncle Vlad Țepeș.

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Daughter of Andrija Crnojević
Radu IV the Great
Born: 1462 Died: 1508
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Vlad Călugărul
Voivode of Wallachia
Succeeded by
Mihnea cel Rău