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Good articleGelou has been listed as one of the History good articles under the good article criteria. If you can improve it further, please do so. If it no longer meets these criteria, you can reassess it.
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Did You Know A fact from this article appeared on Wikipedia's Main Page in the "Did you know?" column on February 3, 2015.
The text of the entry was: Did you know ... that the only source on the life of Gelou, the Vlach ruler of Transylvania, is the chronicle Gesta Hungarorum?
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Political affiliation and power over the territory[edit]

From the time of Krum to the time of Samuel of Bulgaria, this territory which Gelou protected was politically dependent on Preslav and Ohrid in the end. So, I do not see any reason to remove the. Moreover, Hungarian statehood up to 1000 years cannot be said, let alone Romanian statehood.

Here is a source. Unfortunately, the book has not been translated into English: Transylvanian (Siebenbürgen) Bulgarians. Ethnicity. Language. Ethnonymy. Onomastics. Prosopography Angel Angel 2 (talk) 09:19, 11 December 2019 (UTC)

If Gelou existed at all, he was not subject to Bulgarian authority either according to the Gesta Hungarorum or according to modern scholars who think he existed. Borsoka (talk) 09:57, 11 December 2019 (UTC)