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Iuga of Moldavia
was Voivode (Prince) of Moldavia
Moldavia is a geographic and historical region and former principality in Eastern Europe, corresponding to the territory between the Eastern Carpathians and the Dniester river...
from November 1399 to June 1400. He was son of Roman I of Moldavia
Roman I was Voivode of Moldavia from December 1391 to March 1394. He was the second son of Costea Muşat, the first ruler from the Muşatin family....
(1391–1394) and an unknown wife, possibly of Lithuanian extraction from descendants of Karijotas. Because of similar name and background, Iuga is sometimes confused with Yuri, son of Karijotas. The nickname "the Crippled" can be found only in the chronicle of Putna Monastery
The Putna monastery is a Romanian Orthodox monastery, one of the most important cultural, religious and artistic centers established in medieval Moldavia; as with many others, it was built and dedicated by Prince Stephen the Great. Putna was founded on the lands perambulated by the Putna...
, drafted in the first years of the 16th century, but its origins are unknown.