Constantin Cantemir was born 8 November 1612 in Silișteni, Vaslui County, Romania to Tudor Silișteanu (c1580-1627) and Maria NN (c1595-1613) and died 27 March 1693 Iași, Iași County, Moldavia, Romania of unspecified causes. He married Anastasia Ghica (c1625-1646) . He married Maria of Ceucani (c1640-1668) . He married Ana Bantaș (c1645-1677) . He married Ruxandra Harasi (c1655-c1720) .
Cantemir was born in 1612. He became a voivode at the age of 71, after being favored by the Ottoman Empire in his conflict with Dumitraşcu Cantacuzino. He participated in many campaigns of the Great Turkish War, assisting the Ottomans in their campaigns against the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth and the Habsburg Monarchy – nevertheless, he constantly informed the Polish and Habsburgs of the Turkish designs. During his rule, Moldavia was twice invaded, once by Nogai Tatars, and a second time by Poland.
In 1691, Cantemir ordered Miron Costin, a Moldavian chronicler and man of letters, to be put to death on charges of conspiracy.
He was illiterate and, according to Ioan Neculce, could only write his own signature. Nonetheless, he ensured that his sons Antioh Cantemir and Dimitrie Cantemir received a good education. He died in 1693 at the age of 80.
Constantin Cantemir was buried in the Sfântul Niculae Domnesc church of Iași, the religious ceremony being performed by the patriarchs of Jerusalem, Antioch and Alexandria and a representative of the patriarch of Constantinople. In 1795-1706, his son, voivode Antoh Cantemir reinhumed him at the Mera Monastery (in Mera, Vrancea County)
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|Offspring of Constantin Cantemir and Maria of Ceucani (c1640-1668)|
|Ruxandra Cantemir (c1660-c1707)||1660||1707||Lupu Bogdan (c1661-c1720)|
| Prince/Voivode of Moldavia
|SHORT DESCRIPTION||Ruler of Modavia|
|DATE OF BIRTH||1612|
|PLACE OF BIRTH|
|DATE OF DEATH||1693|
|PLACE OF DEATH|