According to some historians, he is the bastard of Alexander the Good, his mother being unknown. On the contrary, according to the others, he is the Alexander the Good’s brother. Bogdan the IInd is the father of the Stephen the Great. He was in very good relationship with Iancu de Hunedoara, who supported him in taking the throne. He was married with Doamna (Mrs) Oltea, who monked under the name of Maria and died on November 4, 1465, being buried at the Probota Monastery of Suceava County.
In October 1451 he was invited to a wedding, but on the way was murdered in a conspiracy organized by his brother Petru Aron who took the throne.