LECHEVALIER, Jean Baptiste and Alexandros Ypsilantis

“The French archaeologist, astronomer and traveller Jean-Baptiste Lechevalier (1752-1836) taught in several Parisian colleges between 1772 and 1778, before his appointment as secretary to the French ambassador in Constantinople. In this post he travelled in Italy and Asia Minor, and published archaeological studies relating to those regions. In 1806 Lechevalier became librarian in the Sainte-Geneviève Library.

After his archaeological investigations in the Troad, in the years of 1785-1787, aimed at discovering Troy, Lechevalier remained in Constantinople as secretary to the French embassy under Choiseul-Gouffier. In 1787 he departed on another journey, to the regions of Moldavia and Wallachia, where he was to meet Alexandros Hypsilantis. During his stay in the area, he toured the Black Sea coast.

In this work, Lechevalier describes the regions of the Hellespont, Bithynia and Propontis. In addition, he gives detailed topographical data on the Bosporus and describes the Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman monuments of Constantinople. He also makes geographical observations on the Black Sea (anc. Euxine Pontus), based on data collected by engineers Lafitte and Monnier. All these descriptions are accompanied by the first detailed maps ever drawn of these regions.”



Monastery Three Hierarchs-Iasi/Alexandros Ypsilantis (Greek Revolution)



(Iasi) Trei Ierarhi Monastery (J 1845)

-see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trei_Ierarhi_Monastery

“The printing house established at Trei Ierarhi (Three Hierarchs) is considered to be the first in Moldova. The printing press issued the first book in Romanian “Cartea romaneasca de invatatura” (Romanian Book of Knowledge) (1643), and also other reference books for the Romanian culture.

In 1821, it’s from the courtyard of the Monastery Three Hierarchs that was given the signal for the liberation of Greece, through the voice of Alexandru Ipsilanti who presented a Proclamation (28 February 1821) in which he stated the objectives of the Eteria, in it’s fight for the liberation of the Balkan nations.
In 1997, in the monastery’s churchyard was unveiled the bust of Mihai Eminescu, who had lived here for a while.”


“Church’s dedication day is the feast “The Three Holly Hierarchs: Vasile (the Great), Grigore (de Nazianz), Ioan (Gura de Aur), on the 30th of January.

“Ypsilanti fortress”(1750)-Str. Ilioara no. 15-Bucharest


..by some documents at the city hall this was the “Ypsilanti’s fortress“. However, among those who have owned the building include Dudescu Nicolae Constantin and his son who subsequently sold it Hagi banker John Mosco. The Mosco family will sell the complex to a Greek Vienna Simon Sina. The last owner was Ivanciu Gruiev lessee…

Court Arsa and Alexander Ypsilanti (1774-1882)


The (Uranus?) hill was cultivated all of grape-vines and orchards even since the time of Alexander Ypsilanti (1774-1882), who in 1775 erected near the St Spiridon Old Church, the royal residence called New Court [21] , which became Court Arsa (burnt court) after it was destroyed by fire in 1812.



The seal of Alexandru Ipsilanti from 1779


The seal of Alexandru Ipsilanti from 1779, under which it is written:

“Io Alexandru Ioan Ipsilant  voevod  bojiiu  milostiiu gospodar Zemle Vlaskoe”.

(..at Romanian Monastery Bistrita: http://www.wonderful-romania.com/index.php/component/k2/item/165-the-bistrita-monastery-a-place-of-spiritual-healing-a-font-for-romanian-culture-and-a-museum-of-old-books)