Sturdza family

The Sturdza Castle in Miclăuşeni

Sturdza, Sturza or Stourdza is the name of an old Romanian aristocratic family, whose origins can be traced back to the 1540s.

Political family

The Sturdza family has been long and intimately associated with the government first of Moldavia and afterwards of Romania. Its members belong to two main branches, which trace their descent from either Ioan Sturdza or Alexandru "Sandu" Sturdza, the sons of Chiriac Sturdza, who lived in the 17th century, and may be regarded as the founder of the family.[1] Members active in government:



  1.  One or more of the preceding sentences incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Gaster, Moses (1911). "Sturdza". In Chisholm, Hugh. Encyclopædia Britannica. 25 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 1051.
  2. "Rever de viţă nobilă! Constantin Sturdza, prințul care a venit să joace tenis în România" (in Romanian). 19 June 2013.
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