Petru Rareş; Mołdawia; Zygmunt I; Sulejman Wspaniały; Ferdynand Habsburg; Królestwo Polskie; Moldova; Sigismund I; Suleyman the Great; Ferdinand Habsburg; Kingdom of Poland
"Balcanica Posnaniensia" (2020), T. 27, s. 57-68
The image of the ruler of Moldova Petru Rares in contemporary foreign sources.
The aim of the article is to refer how the ruler of Moldova – Petru Rareş was described in the contemporary
sources, so that we can find the answer for the question how Petru Rares was perceived by the rulers from
Europa and Ottoman Empire. There were analyzed various sources that showed the standpoint of the Polish king
Sigismund I, sultan Suleyman the Great, Ferdinand Habsburg towards Rareş. Thanks to this analysis it can be
said that the rulers from Europa and Ottoman Empire perceived Rareş as a man who was disloyal, unfaithful and
they definitely didn’t trust him. This opinion had huge influence on the final defeat of Rareş.