Catargiu, Lascar

Catargiu, Lascar kätärjo͝o´ [key], 1823–99, Romanian statesman, of an ancient Walachian family. Unsuccessful as Conservative candidate (1859) against Alexander John Cuza for the rule of Moldavia, he became leader of the Conservative opposition. He served several times as premier of Romania (May–July, 1866 1871–76 1889 1891–95) and effected financial and agrarian reforms.

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