Istoriia lui Iordache Stavarache biv vel spătar și bași capichihaia al Țării Muntenești
Story of Iordache Stavarache, former grand spătar and bași capichihaia of Wallachia (English)
Hagi Stachie of Vâlcea
Protégé of Constantin Racoviță (Prince of Moldavia 1749-1753 & 1756-1757; Prince of Wallachia 1753-1756 & 1763-1764) and of his brother Ștefan Racoviță (Prince of Wallachia 1764-1765), Stavrakoglu became one of the most influential, rich, and detested people in Wallachia. As his greed and violent practices caused havoc among the tax-payers, he was thrown in jail and strangled by order of the Grand Vizir. The fall of Stavrakoglu, dated August 1765, had a considerable echo: a versified account was published in Venice, in 1767, and many other editions have followed. The Story was transtaled into Romanian by Hagi Stachie of Vâlcea, probably in 1767.
Biblioteca Academiei Române | ms. rom. 4468, ff. 43-48