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Nicolae Vogoride.
Great Chancellor Costache Conachi, father in law of Nicolae. His wife was Smaranda Negri-Donici.

Prince Nicolae Vogoride (Romanian version; Bulgarian: Никола or Николай Богориди, Nikola or Nikolay Bogoridi; Greek: Νικόλαος Βογορίδης, Nikolaos Vogoridis; Turkish: Nikolaki Bey), (1820, Iași, Moldavia – 12 April 1863, Bucharest, Romanian United Principalities) was a caimacam (temporary replacement of Prince; from Turkish: kaymakam) who ruled Moldavia between 1857–1858, following the Crimean War.

Biography[edit]

He was the son of Stefan Bogoridi, an Ottoman high official of Bulgarian ethnicity who also served as Moldavia's governor in 1820–1821, and brother of Alexander Bogoridi. His mother was Ralou Skilitzi.

In 1856, as Prince Grigore Alexandru Ghica was removed by the Treaty of Paris, although Moldavia remained technically under the suzerainty of the Ottoman Empire, Vogoride was appointed as finance minister under the new government of caimacam Teodor Balş. When Balş died on March 1, 1857, Vogoride replaced him. He showed himself to be an ultra-conservative, and was against the union of Moldavia with Wallachia, the other Danubian Principality — the union project was advanced by the Romanian liberals who had taken part in the 1848 Moldavian revolution and, returning from exile, were organizing themselves as Partida Naţională.

The Treaty of Paris also required elections for the Moldavian Assembly, to be supervised by the Ottoman ambassadors of the signing parties. When these were held on July 19 of that year, Vogoride rigged the election lists to ensure a conservative majority with a strong Ottoman bias. When Sultan Abdülmecid I, with the assurances of Imperial Austria, did not void the election, Moldavia's other overseers (French Empire, Imperial Russia, Prussia and the Kingdom of Sardinia) broke diplomatic relations with the Ottoman Empire on August 4; by August 9, a compromise had been reached, the first election was annulled, and a new one was held on September 22. Not unsurprisingly, the majority of those elected were in favor of the union of the two principalities.

Vogoride was removed from office in October 1858.

Personal life[edit]

Vogoride studied in the Greek Orthodox College in Constantinople and later married into the wealthy Conachi family (1846), and sometimes thereafter used the name Nicolae Conachi-Vogoride. His wife was Princess Ecaterina Conachi, and they had four children: Prince Emanoil, Prince Constantin, Princess Maria and Princess Lucia.[1]

He died in Bucharest. His burial was in 1863 at Brăila. One year later, his wife Princess Ecaterina married Emanuele Ruspoli, 1st Prince of Poggio Suasa.

References[edit]

External links[edit]

This article is based in part on material from the Bulgarian Wikipedia.
Preceded by
Teodor Balş
Caimacam of Moldavia
1857–1858
Succeeded by
Ştefan Catargiu, Vasile Sturdza and Anastasie Panu

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24 news items

Adevărul

Adevărul
Sun, 30 Aug 2015 16:16:21 -0700

După moartea lui Nicolae Vogoride, Ecaterina a călătorit prin Europa. Ea l-a cunoscut pe principele Emmanuele Ruspoli, cu care s-a căsătorit, mariajul fiind posibil cu condiţia pusă de suveranul Pontif, de a deveni catolică. Ecaterina Vogoride a murit ...
 
Ziare.com (Comunicat de Presă)
Tue, 23 Apr 2013 12:54:56 -0700

Cu doi ani inainte de revolutiile pasoptiste, cand nu implinise nici 18 primaveri, tatal ei, marele boier si proprietar Costache Conachi, ii randuieste maritisul cu Nicolae Vogoride, fiul fostului caimacam Stefan Vogoride. Doua mari familii se unesc ...

AGERPRES

AGERPRES
Tue, 14 Jul 2015 21:12:24 -0700

În spațiul românesc, primele mărci poștale au fost tipărite în Moldova, la 15 iulie 1858. Acestea erau vestitele "Cap de bour", a căror primă emisiune cuprindea patru timbre. Au intrat în circulație la 22 iulie 1858, la biroul poștal din Iași și la 8 ...

Ziare.com

Ziare.com
Fri, 14 Nov 2014 04:34:04 -0800

"In 1857, nu vigilenta unionistilor, ci curajul sotiei caimacamului Nicolae Vogoride, Ecaterina (Cocuta) Conachi, sora vitrega, dupa mama, a lui Costache Negri, a permis descoperirea falsificarii rezultatului consultarii din Moldova", arata Cristian ...

DC News

DC News
Sat, 21 Mar 2015 01:16:57 -0700

Balş moare şi locul îi este luat de un alt adversar al Unirii – Nicolae Vogoride, care pentru a-l apropia pe Cuza îl numeşte din nou pârcălab la Galaţi şi îl reintegrează în cadrele armatei ca sublocotenent. Îl înaintează la gradul locotenent și după ...
 
Adevărul
Thu, 21 Feb 2013 09:29:10 -0800

Căsătoria era mai mult rezultatul unei socoteli părinteşti, atât din partea lui Costache Conachi - interesat să-i asigure fiicei sale, pe lângă avere, şi un rang social înalt - cât şi a lui Ştefan Vogoride, tatăl lui Nicolae Vogoride, care nutrea ...

RomaniaTV.net

RomaniaTV.net
Fri, 23 Jan 2015 23:37:55 -0800

Prima relatie amoroasa extraconjugala mai cunoscuta este cea cu Cocuta Vogoride, nascuta Conachi, sotia caimacamului Nicolae Vogoride. Aceasta legatura explica relatiile speciale cu noul cap al statului, dupa plecarea domnitorului Grigore Al. Ghica în ...

Romania Libera

Romania Libera
Sat, 24 Jan 2015 11:52:55 -0800

„Ziua de 24 ianuarie a rămas în istoria românilor ca data la care s-a înfăptuit Unirea Principatelor Române. În urma acestui act, Iaşul a pierdut statutul de capitală, acest lucru având repercusiuni negative în viaţa socială şi economică a oraşului ...
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