Alexandru cel Bun (1400-1432). Pursues the consolidation of the centralised feudal state. Strengthened the organisation of the military. Contributed to the recognition of the metropolitan bishops seat Suceava by the Constantinople patriarchy.
Petru Aron (1451-1452, 1454-1457). Son of Alexandru cel Bun. Orientated towards Turkey, paying a tribute to the sultan.
Ştefan cel Mare (1457-1504). Politician with a broad view, a good organiser and diplomat, one of the best military commanders of his time. During his reign he led 36 wars, out of which won 34. Fought for the maintenance and consolidation of Moldova´s independence against the Turks, Poles and Hungarians.
Petru Rareş (1527-1538, 1541-1546). A follower of the Slavonic church and culture, he applied the policy of strengthening the central power, an anti-Turkish policy with the support of minor boyars and of the merchants. The most beautiful building erected during his reign is the monastery Probota, where he is buried.
Alexandru Lăpuşneanu (1552-1561, 1564-1568). Moved Moldova´s Capital from Suceava to Jassy. Treated the boyars cruelly, that fact cost him his life.
Ioan Vodă cel Cumplit (1572-1574). Applied the policy of strengthening the central power and liberation of the country from under the Ottoman influence, impairing the interests of boyars, which called him “Cumplit” - Cruel.