Grigore Ureche

Grigore Ureche

Biography Grigore Ureche (1590 - 1647)

Romanian chronicler

Life period: 1590 - 1647
Origin country România

Grigore Ureche was a Moldavian chronicler who wrote on Moldavian history in his Letopisetul Tarii Moldovei (The Chronicles of the land of Moldavia), covering the period from 1359 to 1594.

Ureche is the first to assert the existence of the Moldavian language and its Romance character. He also acknowledges the common Roman origin of Moldavians, Wallachians and the Romanians from Transylvania.
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