Elena Cuza House
Piatra Neamț, Romania
"In the vicinity of the Sports Hall is the house where Lady Elena lived her last years - the ideally good and modest woman who was his wife, Her Highness Elena, the companion of Cuza Vodă - as Nicolae Iorga characterized her in 1909, a month before the illness that took her life, after he had personally visited her in this house in Piatra-Neamț." describes the writer Victor Nămolaru in the book "Small tourist guide to Piatra-Neamț (1969)".
The same author continued: "...in that black room, in which she could be seen at the bottom of an armchair, in a poor dress of eternal mourning, under a nun's cassock, covered with a simple woolen veil, a small figure finely carved in pale ivory - in that room there was a life that knew, read, learned, that united the entire memory of the past with the perfect consciousness of those today, it was a lonely and decent thought, it was a heart that beat for all that is noble and eyes in which the fountain of tears of those who keep alive the great pains, hidden from the world, which they do not look at, had not dried up."
Elena Cuza (b. June 17, 1825, Iași – d. April 2, 1909, Piatra-Neamț), also known as Elena Doamna (Lady Elena), was the wife of ruler Alexandru Ioan Cuza. She was born in Iași, in the Rosetti family and died in Piatra-Neamț, being buried in Solești, Vaslui.
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