Prince Michel Sturdza, born Mihail R. Sturdza and also known Michael Sturdza (August 28, 1886 to February 5, 1980) was a Romanian nobleman and diplomat.
Michel Sturdza - The suicide of Europe
Michel Sturdza had several diplomatic posts in Vienna, Budapest and Washington and later in the 1920s was a diplomatic agent in multiple nations across Eastern Europe. In 1932, he negotiated with the Soviet Union for a non-agression pact with Romania but failed. As a nationalist conservative, Sturdza joined Corneliu Codreanu's Legionary Movement.
Due to these relations, he became the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Romania during the National Legionary State from September 14, 1940 to January 26, 1941 (although he was removed from this position by Ion Antonescu). While he worked for the Legionary State, he took part in making deals with Axis Nations, especially with the Third Reich. After Antonescu's coup which took down the Legionaries, Sturdza went with Horia Sima into exile, traveling across various European nations. He was briefly the Minister of Foreign Affairs again in Sima's Vienna government in 1944-45. After the end of World War II, he fled to Spain and finally to the United States, where he published his memoirs in 1968, a notable book titled The Suicide of Europe.