The Poet Prince - Petru Cercel
Petru Cercel proved himself, for that matter, as a refined intellectual, speaking 12 languages,
as a true man of the Renaissance. The two years spent on the throne of Wallachia (1583-1585),
following Mihnea Turcitul, who later succeeded him on the same throne, represented a continuous
conflict with the boyars. Petru Cercel spent two years in Rome, seeking support, in the
intention of ascending to the throne. The time he spent in Rome is important to the intellectual
Petru Cercel, who writes poems and enjoys the reputation of a man of refined culture. It remains
one of the most illustrative figures of the Romanian Renaissance culture.