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Mormântul lui Mihai Viteazul, Turda

The Grave of Michael the Brave, Turda

On August 16, 1601, on the plateau rising south of Turda city, Michael the Brave (1558-1601) was assassinated, the first Romanian voivode who managed for several months the first political unification of the Romanian principalities of Wallachia, Moldavia and Transylvania. In his memory, on the place where, according to historical accounts, was the voivode’s first tomb, a monument was built in 1977. The obelisk was made of concrete, covered with travertine and has a symbolic height of 1601 cm. The monument has three sides, each symbolizing one of the three Romanian principalities, at its base being placed the three coats of arms of the principalities made of marble by the Cluj artist Vasile Rus Batin.