What happened during Neacșu's life


(end of June)

Ștefan the Great leaves the throne to Bogdan, his son with Maria the Wallachian


July the 2nd

Ștefan the Great dies. On this occasion the first secular literary work of the Romanian culture is elaborated: "Letopisețul de când cu voia lui Dumnezeu s-a început Țara Moldovei" (aprox: The Chronicle of Moldavia since, with the Will of God, the Country was Born). It was elaborated from the order and under Ștefan's surveillance, at his court, in a few pages even to his dictation. This work opens the vast gallery of historical works with literary value that will turn the chronicle into the major genre of the feudal age. It was copied and adapted in monasteries (the two variants from Putna, in the Slavonic language), in German (the Moldo-German chronicle, of 1502) and in Polish the Moldo-Polish chronicle). It was used for information concerning Moldavian history in Voskresenkaia Letopis (the Moldo-Russian chronicle).



Mihnea succeeds at the throne of Wallachia, the function being given to him by Mehemed-beg, pasha of Nicopole.


November the 10th.

From the initiative of Radu the Great, the Slavonic Missal is edited, being printed by monk Macarie; it was the first book printed in Wallachia; it was followed by a Hymn book (1510) and a Gospel (1512)



Vlăduț, son of Vlad Călugărul, becomes the ruler of Wallachia, with the help of the Craiovescu boyars. The new ruler and the boyars swear faith to each other, choosing Mehmed-beg as guarantor.

March the 12th.

Mihnea is murdered in Sibiu by his challanger Danciul, and the Serb Dimitrie Iacșici


August the 17th.

Vlăduț, ruler of Wallachia, makes an oath of faith to the king of Hungary Vladislav II and requests his help in the anti-Ottoman military action.


The 27th.

A conflict between Vlăduț and the Craiovescu boyars, who will be eliminated from the reignant's council; they cross the Danube and appeal to Mehmed-beg.


On the northern side of the Alba Iulia cathedral, a chapel - named Lazo - was built; it is the most significant Transylvanian building in the Renaissance style.


January the 23rd.

Mehmed-beg and the Craiovescu boyars defeat Vlăduț at Văcărești; the ruler is caught and beheaded.



The Episcopal church from Curtea de Argeș is built from the order of Neagoe Basarab.Built entirely of smoothed stone, it presents a complex plan resulting from the enlarging of the funeral space that frames the pronaos ; it has four spires and a very rich sculptured decoration of Caucasian and Moslem inspiration. The re-building of the Snagov monastery, an important monument of the time of Neagoe Basarab, building of the athonit type, with a remarkable apparent-brick decoration.



Neagoe sustains one of the claimants to the throne, Trifăi, to be successful in his trying. The peasant's war from Transylvania under the lead of Gheorghe Doja.



Neagoe Basarab elaborates "Invățăturile către fiul său Teodosie ", the most important Romanian literary work, written in the Slavonic language. It is a genuine enciclopedy of the Romanian Middle Age and one of the most important European writings of the 16th century.



From the order of Neagoe Basarab, Gavril Protul writes "Viața și traiul sfinției sale părintelui nostru Nifon Patriarhul Țarigradului" (aprox: The Life and Existence of His Holiness, Our Father Nifon, the Patriarch of Tzarigrad - Constantinople"); as a literary work it belongs to the hagiography, but it is in fact, a writing with political aims, a pamphlet against Neagoe's rivals and a panegyric of his reign.


July the 9th

The first preserved document regarding the settlement of the border between Transylvania and Wallachia in the North of Oltenia


June the 29th -the 30th

Scrisoarea lui Neacșu din Câmpulung (The Letter of Neacșu of Câmpulung to Johannes (Hans) Benkner, Prime Magistrate of the City of Brașov); it is the first preserved text written in Romanian.



Dragomir Călugărul, another pretender to the throne, adopts the name of Vlad Voievod and fights with Teodosie for the reign, defeating him at Târgoviște. Mehmed-beg interferes, defeats Vlad and beheads him.

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