Romanian United Principalities (1862–66) Principatele Unite Române.

The United Principalities of Moldavia and Wallachia was the official name of Romania, following the 1859 election of Alexandru Ioan Cuza as the Domnitor ("Ruling Prince") of both territories. On 24 January (O.S.) (5 February) 1862, the Principality of Moldavia and the Principality of Wallachia formally united to create the Romanian United Principalities. Alongside Transylvania (attached later, after the WW I), the principalities became the core of Romanian nation state.
Gheorghe Tattarescu: 11 Februarie 1866-Romania moderna.

Gheorghe Tattarescu: 11 Februarie 1866-Romania moderna.

Alexandru Ioan Cuza (1859-1866) Voivove of the United Principalities.

Alexandru Ioan Cuza (1859-1866) Voivove of the United Principalities.

În Parlament, Legea secularizării a trecut cu majoritate de voturi.

În Parlament, Legea secularizării a trecut cu majoritate de voturi.

His successor, Prince Karl of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen, was proclaimed Domnitor as Carol I of Romania on 20 April 1866. The election of a foreign prince with ties to an important princely house, legitimizing Romanian independence (which Carol came to do after the Russo-Turkish War of 1877–1878), had been one of the liberal aims in the revolution of 1848.

His successor, Prince Karl of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen, was proclaimed Domnitor as Carol I of Romania on 20 April 1866. The election of a foreign prince with ties to an important princely house, legitimizing Romanian independence (which Carol came to do after the Russo-Turkish War of 1877–1878), had been one of the liberal aims in the revolution of 1848.

Principatele Române (Cuza) - Stemă folosită între 1859-1860 (mare).

Principatele Române (Cuza) - Stemă folosită între 1859-1860 (mare).

"Alexandru Ioan Cuza and European Politics".

"Alexandru Ioan Cuza and European Politics".

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