He succeeded his father Petru IV Rareş on September 3, 1546, after he converted to Islam, and took the name Mehmet in May 1546. In 1551 by order of Suleyman I was burgle in Transylvania. The transylvanians before long to defeat the Wallachian-Ottoman army. Whereupon Ilie ravage the Szeklerland and break away of Transylvania. On June 11, 1551, he was forced to abdicate by a high-ranking Ottoman official, the Pasha of Silistra, and was succeeded by his brother Ştefan VI Rareş.
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Ştefan VI Rareş