One of the most important things to happen in the years of 1599 and 1600 was the unification of Transylvania to two other principalities of Wallachia and Moldavia. This would be the first time that these three principalities- which in 1919 would become a part of the Kingdom of Greater Romania, and this would be the next time all three of the Principalities of what would become Romania. There was political unrest and during this time, many battles were fought between rivals to the claims of the various principalities' thrones.
This unification under one person would not have been possible without the leadership of the Prince Of Transylvania, Moldavia and Wallachia. He was known as Michael the Brave, Prince of Wallachia, Prince of Moldavia, and Prince of Transylvania- also known as Imperial Governor of Transylvania. It is ironic that he had the greatest chance of keeping the peace and increasing the population, however 1601, he was murdered on orders of the current Hapsburg Emperor- Ferdinand II of the House of Hapsburg and Holy Roman Emperor. Austria coveted Transylvania for land expansion, but it would be nearly 150 years later before this would happen.