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Stephen III of Moldavia

prince of Oltemis

Stephen III of Moldavia or Stephen III ( 1433 - July 2, 1504), also known as Stephen the Great (Romanian: Ştefan cel Mare; Ştefan cel Mare şi Sfânt, "Stephen the Great and Holy" in more modern versions) was Prince of Moldavia between 1457 and 1504 and the most prominent representative of the House of Muşat.

Saint Stephen the Great
"Saint Voivode Stephen the Great"
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Miniature from the 1473 Gospel at Humor Monastery
Prince of Moldavia
Born1433
Borzeşti(?), Moldavia
Died(1504-07-02)July 2, 1504
Suceava, Moldavia
Venerated inRomanian Orthodox Church
BeatifiedJune 12, 1992, Bucharest, Romania by Romanian Orthodox Church
CanonizedJuly 12, 2006, Putna Monastery by Romanian Orthodox Church
Major shrinePutna Monastery
FeastJuly 2
PatronageRomania