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Scholars like Nicolaie Iorga, Bishop Melchisedec, Gheorghe Ghibanescu, Mihail Costachescu, claim that the name of the city comes from master Husi (Husul or Husea), as it appears in the document signed by Stefan The Great on the 13th of march 1489.(Melchisedec, Chronica Husilor, Buc.1869,p.8)
In fact, the first mention of the name Husi appears in the letter sent by Stefan The Great on the 17th of December 1487 to the merchants of Brasov, letter wrotten in "Huschy" (I.Bogdan, Documentele lui Stefan cel Mare, vol.II, Buc. 1913, p.379). The history of Husi is redefined under the reign of Stefan cel Mare (1457-1504), when it becomes the king's residence. 500 years ago, in 1495, in an era of economic boom in Moldavia, the great lord Stefan The Great has build at Husi a new church: Biserica Sfintii Apostoli Petru si Pavel.

...the old city of Husi

His followers gave a special attention to this city: Bogdan The III-rd, Petru Rares, Ilias Voda, Al. Lapusneanu. Ioan Voda The Utter organizes his camp here, in 1574, in order to prepare the antiotoman campaign. In 1598, during the reign of Ieremia Movila, The Bishopric of Husi was founded, where great scholars learned: Dosoftei, Bishops  Mitrofan, Varlaam, Veniamin Costache, Melchisedec Stefanescu. At these great "royal institutions", for centuries, we can add the first "School of Viticulture - Dimitrie Cantemir", which became, in time, The Agricultural High-School, it came to existence on the 15th of January 1908, with the help of great dignitaries: Nicolae Lupu, Gh. Teleman, Mayor Dobrea Dobreanu, supported from the "center" by the great personalities of agriculture and education, Spiru Haret, G. Ionescu-Sisesti and I.C. Teodorescu.
The first written documents about the existence of the vineyards on the vine estates of today appeared before the mention of the name Husi. From a document of Alexandru The Good, dating 1415, it results a limitation of the old vine estate. Following the road of history, we come around another document, dating the 20th of August 1436, finding the same space mentioned in 1415, which demonstrates that there were vineyards on the planes of Epureni - Pahnesti - Husi. In 1415 Alexandru Voievod gives Nichita and Dobre two villages at Draslavita... (Husi of today), mentioning 1436 into another document "...Iezerul si via..." in the same places. The documents also gave us information that between 1600 and 1662, large vineyards were planted on the plates Saca and Ochi, with the royal vineyards at Husi.
Regarding the quality of the wines from Husi, there are even older documents of some foreign travelers that traveled trough medieval Moldavia, meaningful being even only the words written by Marco Brandinus, at about 1646: "Husi, old sitting of the Moldavian wine estates, produces a tasty wine, flavored and searched for.
From Stafen The Great and Saint until
Alexandru Ioan Cuza (originated from Husi), all the great leaders had their royal residence, Christian place and home of good wines, in the residence of Husi.
There are places that, seeming to attract the grace of gods, produced, through the fertility and the hardworkingness of the people, goods with eternal value, keeping occupations that ennobled this region.
The institutions and the personalities of these places made that the richness of nature and the hardworkingness of the people to be paid off. Theirs shining giving shines to the emblem of the city. Husi and it's surroundings are the kind of places were the population and the ones that consecrated themselves to the fame brought the renown of "country of wine" to this land through the fruit of the vineyards and the special wine. More than 300 names of great prestige for our history and culture are sons of these fertile lands. The great man of state and scholar Dimitrie Cantemir "king among philosophers and philosopher among kings" (declared so by the Academy of Berlin), was born in the village Silisteni, near Husi. Mentioning in "descriptio Moldavae" the wines of Moldavia, he notices that... "the best wine is made at Cotnari, immediately after that comes the wine of Husi"...
As Nicolae Iorga and many historical evidence demonstrate (including the house) the lord Alexandru Ioan Cuza was born in Husi "good willing father and the freer of the peasants" (quote from a letter to the lord, from the peasants in Falciu county).

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